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Full text of "2012 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information"

Director, 
Department of Conservation 

Robert L Ziehmer 

The Conservation Commission 

Don C Bedell 
JamesT. Blair, IV 
Don R.Johnson 
Becky LPIattner 

Missouri Department of 

Conservation 

P.O. Box 180 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 

573-751-4115 

mdc.mo.gov 

Equal opportunity to participate in 
and benefit from programs of the 
Missouri Department of Conservation 
is available to all individuals without 
regard to their race, color, national 
origin, sex, age or disability. Questions 
should be directed to the Department 
of Conservation, PO Box 180, Jefferson 
City, MO 65102, 573-751-4115 (voice) 
or 800-735-2966 (TTY), or to the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service Division of 
Federal Assistance, 4401 N. Fairfax 
Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, 
VA 22203. 



Regional office staff are ready to answer your questions and 
provide you with information about the resources, programs and 
opportunities in your part of Missouri. 



Northwest Region 

701 N.E. College Drive 
St. Joseph, MO 64507 
816-271-3100 

Kansas City Region 

1 2405 SERanson Road 
Lee's Sunnnnit, MO 64082 
816-622-0900 

Southwest Region 

2630 N. Mayfair 
Springfield, MO 65803 
41 7-895-6880 



Central Region 

3500 East Gans Road 
Columbia, MO 65201 
573-815-7900 

Ozark Region 

551 Joe Jones Blvd. 
West Plains, MO 65775 
417-256-7161 



Northeast Region 

3500 S. Baltinnore 
Kirksville, MO 63501 
660-785-2420 

Southeast Region 

2302 County Park Drive 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 
573-290-5730 

St. Louis Region 

2360 Highway D 

St. Charles, MO 63304 

636-441-4554 



Check out the Conservation Department's website at mdc.mo.gov for more hunting 
information, including: 

^ 201 1 deer and turkey season harvest ^ Live Telecheck results by county 

data by county ^ Outdoor skills classes 

^ Area maps of conservation lands ^ Hunter-education classes 




Table of Contents 



Chronic Wasting Disease 2 

Don't Hunt Over Bait 5 

General Regulations 6 

Hunting Other Game During Firearms Deer Season 9 

Antler-Point Restriction 10 

Feral Hog Regulations 12 

Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting 13 

Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting 14 

Firearms Deer Hunting 15 

Urban zones portion 16 

November portion 18 

Antlerless portion 18 

Alternative methods portion 18 

Youth portions 19 

Managed Deer Hunts 20 

Managed Youth Hunts 24 

Special Hunts for People with Disabilities 24 

Permits 26 

Resident Landowner Permits 30 

Apprentice Hunter Authorization 30 

Tagging and Checking 32 

Telecheck 34 

Hunter Ethics and Safety 35 

Operation Game Thief 35 

Share the Harvest 36 

Conservation Area Regulations 38 

Wildlife Code of Missouri 47 

Sunrise and Sunset 53 

Seasons at a Glance Back Cover 

What's New? Back Cover 



Check the back cover to see 
what's new for 201 2. 



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Note: According to rule 3 CSR 10-5.216 of the Wildlife 
Code, if you have been convicted of multiple or major 
violations of the Wildlife Code in the past five years, the 
Conservation Commission may consider suspending 
or revoking your hunting, trapping and/or fishing 
privileges regardless of any previous court action. 
The point system the Commission uses to assess 
Wildlife Code violations is explained at mdc.mo.gov/ 
node/16861. 




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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) lias been found in a 
small number of captive and free-ranging deer in 
north-central Missouri. CWD causes neurological dam- 
age in deer, elk and moose that leads to changes in behavior, 
extreme weight loss and excessive salivation. The disease is 
always fatal, and there is no known cure for CWD. 

When did CWD arrive in Missouri? 

Missouri's first cases of CWD were detected in three captive 
white-tailed bucks at two private hunting preserves in Linn 
and Macon counties between February 2010 and December 
201 1 . Eight more cases of CWD have been found in captive 
white-tailed deer at the private Macon-County facility since 
December 201 1 for a total of 1 1 CWD-positive deer at the two 
private facilities. 

In response to the initial cases, the Conservation Depart- 
ment worked with hunters during the 201 and 201 1 firearms 
deer seasons to collect tissue samples from 2,027 deer har- 
vested in the area. From this sampling, two adult bucks from 
Macon County tested positive for CWD in the fall of 201 1 . 
The two positive test results were the first for free-ranging 
deer in Missouri. In response to the two positive free-ranging 
deer, the Department again worked with landowners and the 
public in Linn and Macon counties to sample 657 more free- 
ranging deer in early 201 2 to more accurately determine the 
prevalence and distribution of the disease in the local area. 
From this sampling, two adult does and one adult buck tested 
positive for CWD. 

As of May 201 2, Missouri has identified 1 6 cases of CWD 
in white-tailed deer with all of them being found in Linn or 
Macon counties. Eleven cases were from captive deer and five 
were from free-ranging deer. 




How does CWD spread? 

CWD spreads through prions, which are abnormal proteins 
that attack the nervous system. Prions can be passed from 
one deer to another. Prions also enter the environment 
through urine, feces or carcasses of diseased deer and can 
infect deer in the area for years afterwards. Thus, activities 
such as feeding that unnaturally concentrate deer can lead to 
higher infection rates. Prions move moderate distances when 
young, infected bucks disperse from their birthplaces. Prions 
move long distances through the transportation of infected 
captive deer or the improper disposal of infected deer car- 
casses. 

How serious is the problem? 

White-tailed deer are a vital part of Missouri's biodiversity, 
hunting heritage and local economies. More than 500,000 
Missourians hunt deer. Each year, deer hunting supports 
11,000 jobs and adds more than $1 billion to Missouri's 
economy. Once established, CWD progresses slowly but 
methodically through a deer herd with devastating results. 
The Department considers CWD to be a serious problem. 

Can CWD infect people or livestock? 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says 
there is no evidence that CWD can infect people. The Missouri 
Department of Agriculture says there is no evidence that CWD 
can spread to domestic livestock, such as sheep or cattle. The 
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance recommends the following 
common-sense precautions when handling deer that may 
have been exposed to CWD: 

■ Do not handle or consume any deer that is acting abnor- 
mally or appears to be sick. 

■ Contact the Conservation Department if you see or harvest 
an animal that appears sick. 

■ Wear latex or rubber gloves when field dressing deer. 

■ Bone out meat from the animal. Don't saw through bone, 
and avoid cutting through the brain or spinal cord (back- 
bone). 

■ Minimize handling of brain and spinal tissues. 

■ Wash hands and instruments thoroughly after field dressing 
is completed. 

■ Avoid consuming brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils 
and lymph nodes of harvested deer. Normal field dressing 
coupled with boning-out a carcass will remove most, if not 
all, of these body parts. Cutting away all fatty tissue will 
remove remaining lymph nodes. 

■ Avoid consuming meat from any animal that tests positive 
for CWD. 



lat is the Conservation Department doing about CWD? 




To slow the spread of CWD, the Department has estab- 
lished a six-county containment zone, enacted new 
regulations and continues to test captive and wild deer. 
To make these efforts successful, we need help from hunters, 
landowners and the general public. Please educate yourself 
about CWD and follow the regulations and guidelines listed 
below. 

CB^^The counties of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Ran- 
dolph and Sullivan (see map) now comprise a CWD Contain- 
ment Zone. Special regulations and voluntary guidelines 
apply in these counties. 



CWD 

.Containment 

Zone 




lim^ Grain, salt products, minerals and other consumable 
natural or manufactured products used to attract deer are 
now prohibited in the CWD Containment Zone. However, the 
following exceptions are allowed: 

■ Feed placed within 1 00 feet of any residence or occupied 
building 

■ Feed placed in a manner that excludes access by deer 

■ Feed and minerals used solely for normal agricultural, forest 
management or wildlife food plot production practices 

Activities such as feeding deer or attracting them using salts 
and minerals artificially concentrates many deer in a small 
area. This increases the chance for CWD to be spread from one 
deer to another or from the soil to a deer. 

CB^^The antler-point restriction (four-point rule) has been 
lifted for the six counties in the CWD Containment Zone. Male 
deer exhibit CWD at much higher rates than females. The 
dispersal of yearling males from their birthplaces in search 
of home territories and mates is also a primary way CWD 
spreads. 



CWD Guidelines 




Cn^^The Department encourages hunters who harvest 
deer in the CWD Containment Zone not to take whole deer 
carcasses or carcass parts out of the Zone. However, these 
items are safe to transport: 

■ Meat that is cut and wrapped 

■ Meat that has been boned out 

■ Quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal 
column or head attached 

■ Hides or capes from which all excess tissue has been 
removed 

■ Antlers 

■ Antlers attached to skull plates or skulls cleaned of all 
muscle and brain tissue 

■ Finished taxidermy products 

CWD prions can enter the environment through carcasses 
of diseased deer and can infect deer in the area for years after- 
wards. Moving harvested deer that still have parts known to 
concentrate CWD (brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen and lymph 
nodes) from the Containment Zone could introduce CWD to 
other parts of Missouri. 



Note: Hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose out of 
state and bring the animal with the spinal column or 
head attached into Missouri must report the animal's 
entry within 24 hours by calling toll free 877-853-5665. 
The carcass must be taken to a licensed meat processor 
or taxidermist within 72 hours of entry. Meat processors 
and taxidermists must dispose of the spinal cord and 
other parts in a properly permitted landfill. Upper canine 
teeth and the items listed to the left as safe for removal 
from the Containment Zone do not require a phone call. 



±From Sept. 1 5 to Jan. 1 5, hunters who harvest deer 
:he CWD Containment Zone are encouraged to donate 
tissue samples to help the Conservation Department monitor 
the disease. Removing a tissue sample is free and takes little 
time. Just take your harvested deer to one of these locations: 

■ Snyder's European Bone Works, 10385 State Hwy. 6, Green 
Castle, 660-342-3940 

■ Rick's Taxidermy, 1405 Fairview Dr., Kirksville, 660-627-7009 

■ Backwoods Taxidermy, 17526 Bethel Ridge Rd. Novinger, 
660-488-5899 

■ Hatcher's, 607 S. Water, Milan, 660-265-4307 

■ Michael Dorrell, 808 E. Hauser St., Marceline, 660-376-3782 

■ Petty's Taxidermy & Guns, 28204 Hwy. F, Brookfield, 
660-258-7803 



I Brush Creek Taxidermy, 10288 Hwy. ZZ, Marceline, 

573-999-4594 
I Timber Ghost Taxidermy, 31360 Hwy. D, Marceline, 

660-413-2231 
■ Cutting Edge Taxidermy, 215 N. Rollins St., Macon, 

660-414-5287 

I Bowen Taxidermy, 20957 State Hwy. K, Atlanta, 660-651-9777 
I Moore's Taxidermy, 31349 Marshall Rd., Jacksonville, 

660-775-2449 
I Flint Creek Taxidermy, 2541 8 Hornet St., Atlanta, 

660-342-5308 
I Long Branch Taxidermy, 26691 Iroquois Rd., Excello, 

660-349-9890 
I Sugar Creek Taxidermy, 39772 Hwy. C, College Mound, 

660-651-9229 

I Wildlife Reborn, 35726 Noble Rd., Macon, 660-349-8065 
I Misty Morning Taxidermy, 508 N. East, La Plata, 

660-216-1137 

I Mid-MO Taxidermy, 2073 Hwy. EE, Moberly, 660-651-8021 
I Garland's Wildlife Artistry, 234 Hwy. JJ, Huntsville, 

660-277-4339 



On Nov. 10, 11 and 17 Department staff will be at the follow- 
ing locations to collect tissue samples: 

■ King's Processing & Catering, 33181 Hwy. WW, Marceline 

■ Special D Meats, 30637 Lake St., Macon 

■ Buck Ridge Butcher Shop, 1 1 245 Grouse Ave., La Plata (Nov. 
10 and 17 only) 

■ Purdin Processing, 1 00 C St., Purdin 

■ Sprague's Locker, 700 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield 

■ Salisbury Meat Market & Processing, 29047 Market Lane, 
Salisbury 

■ Tucker's Grocers & Processing, 355 W. Front St., Green Castle 

■ Country Meat Shop, 1 51 5 W. Outer Rd. Hwy. 63, Moberly 

■ Intersection of Highways 5 and 6 in Milan (Opening week- 
end and second Saturday only) 



The Conservation Department is listening to landowners, 
deer hunters and others with a stake in this issue. We 
welcome comments and suggestions at mdc.mo.gov/ 
node/17901. 



Don't hunt over bait 

Deer and turkeys may not be hunted with the aid of bait. 
If you put out food for deer or turkeys in an area you 
intend to hunt, be sure to mark your calendars with a date 
to remove all food. fTfTO^ To limit the spread of chronic 
wasting disease (CWD), placing grain, salt products, 
minerals and other consumable natural or manufactured 
products is prohibited at all times in the six-county CWD 
Containment Zone. See Page 3 for more information. For 
counties outside the CWD Containment Zone, see below 
for guidelines on baiting. 

^ Use of bait — which includes grain or other feed placed 
or scattered so as to attract deer or turkeys — while 
hunting is illegal. 

^ An area is considered baited for 1 days after complete 
removal of the bait. 

^ A hunter can be in violation if they take or attempt 
to take a deer or turkey by the aid of bait where the 
person knows or reasonably should know that the area 
is or has been baited. 

► It is illegal to place bait in a way that causes others to be 
in violation of the baiting rule. 

^ Doe urine and other scents, such as apple, acorn and 
persimmon, may be used to attract deer while hunting, 
as long as the scents are not used on or with grain and 
other food products. 




^ Mineral blocks, including salt, are not considered bait. 
However, mineral blocks that contain grain or other 
food additives are prohibited. 

^ It is legal to hunt over a harvested crop field, but it is 
not legal to add grain or other crops, such as apples, to 
the field after it has been harvested. 

^ Manipulating crops, such as mowing or knocking 
them down, is not considered baiting for deer and 
turkeys; however, it is illegal to hunt waterfowl over 
manipulated crops. 



General Regulations for Deer and Turkey Hunters 




Deer and turkeys may be pursued, taken, killed, possessed or 
transported only as outlined in this booklet. 

Firearms safety 

Firearms safety is the first responsibility of every hunter. All 
hunters must be familiar with and follow the rules of safe 
firearms handling. 

Hunter-orange requirements 

The following people are required to wear a cap or hat and 
also a shirt, vest or coat of hunter orange so that the color 
is plainly visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not 
satisfy this requirement. 

■ Firearms deer hunters during all portions of the firearms 
deer season 

■ Adults accompanying youths hunting deer on a firearms 
deer hunting permit 

■ Archery hunters during the youth portions statewide and 
during the urban zones and antlerless portions in open 
areas 

■ All hunters (except migratory bird hunters) during the urban 
zones, youth, November and antlerless portions in open 
areas. Note: Fall firearms turkey hunters must wear hunter 
orange in some areas Oct. 5-8 (see Page 1 6). 



The following deer hunters are exempt from the hunter- 
orange requirement: 

■ Hunters using archery methods within municipal 
boundaries where discharge of firearms is prohibited 

■ Archery permittees hunting during the alternative methods 
portion of the firearms deer season 

■ Hunters on federal or state public hunting areas where 
deer hunting is by archery methods only. Hunter orange, 
however, is recommended for archery hunters who are 
hunting close to areas open to firearms methods. 

Note: Safety conscious hunters display hunter orange even 
when it isn't required. Here are some examples: 

■ When walking to and from a turkey hunt, especially when 
carrying harvested game 

■ When hunting inside a camouflaged blind 

■ When hunting close to areas where firearms hunting is allowed 



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eware: When using a camouflaged blind, 
other hunters cannot see you even if you 
are legally wearing hunter orange. To be 
safe, tie hunter orange on each side of the 
blind so it can be seen from all sides. 



Methods prohibited 

■ Deer and turkeys may not be taken with the use of dogs, 
electronic calls, electronically activated calls, live decoys or 
bait. Scents and minerals, including salt, are not considered 
bait; however, mineral blocks with food additives are 
prohibited. An area is considered baited for 10 days after 
complete removal of the bait. A hunter can be in violation 
if they take or attempt to take a deer or turkey by the aid of 
bait where the person knows or reasonably should know 
that the area is or has been baited. It is illegal to place bait in 
a way that causes others to be in violation of the baiting rule. 

■ CB^^ Salt products, minerals and other consumable 
natural or manufactured products used to attract deer are 
prohibited in the Chronic Wasting Disease Containment 
Zone of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan 
counties. See Page 3 for more information. 

■ Deer may not be hunted, pursued or taken within any area 
enclosed by a fence greater than 7 feet in height, except in 
licensed hunting preserves. 

■ Deer and turkeys may not be pursued or taken from or with 
the aid of a motor-driven vehicle. Deer may not be taken 
while they are in a stream or other body of water, or from 
any boat with a motor attached. 

Antlered deer limit 

■ Each hunter may take only one antlered deer during the 
firearms deer season. This includes all portions, including 
the two youth portions. 

■ If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt 
on an archer's hunting permit during the archery deer sea- 
son or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken. 

Hunter-education requirement 

All hunters born on or after Jan. 1 , 1 967, must complete an 
approved hunter-education program and display their card 
before they can purchase a firearms deer or turkey hunting 
permit unless: 

■ They first purchase an Apprentice Hunter Authorization. See 
Page 30 for requirements. 

■ They are ages 6-1 5 and will be hunting with a qualified 
mentor. See Page 26. 

■ EH^^ They failed to pass the hunter-education certifica- 
tion tests due to a developmental disability. See "What's 
New" on the back cover. 

Hunters do not need to show their hunter-education card if 
certification can be verified electronically. Most hunters who 
use the e-Permits System will have their certification verified 
online. If this is not possible, some hunters will need to 
contact the Department to provide proof of hunter-education 
certification. Once in the database, hunters won't have to 
submit this information again. 



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Definitions 

Deer: White-tailed deer and mule deer. 

Antlered Deer: A deer with at least one antler a mini- 
mum of 3 inches long, except that special restrictions 
apply in 63 counties. See Page 1 0. 

Take: To hunt, pursue, wound, capture or kill any wildlife 
in any manner. Also includes acts of assistance to other 
people attempting to take wildlife. 

Taker: A person who takes or attempts to take wildlife. 

Resident: A person who does not claim resident privi- 
leges in another state or country, and whose actual and 
legal residence are both in Missouri and have been for 
at least the last 30 days. 

A person must be at least 1 1 years old to receive hunter- 
education certification. People hunting with resident 
landowner permits are exempt from the hunter-education 
requirement unless they were born on or after Jan. 1 , 1 967, 
and are mentoring a firearms hunter who is not hunter- 
education certified. 

Assisting other deer and turkey hunters 

A person must have a filled or unfilled turkey hunting permit 
to call turkeys for another hunter. Also, a person must have a 
filled or unfilled deer hunting permit to assist others in pursu- 
ing or taking deer, which includes participating in deer drives 
or enticing deer with calls or rattling antlers. It is illegal to 
shoot or take a deer or turkey for another hunter. Note: Party 
hunting where hunters pool their tags is prohibited. 

Purple paint law 

Landowners may post or define the boundaries of their prop- 
erty by marking trees and fence posts with purple paint. In a 
court of law, a property boundary marked with purple paint is 
the same as posting "No Trespassing" signs. 

Tree stands placed on 
Conservation Department areas 

Portable tree stands may be placed or used only between 
Sept. 1 and Jan. 31 on Conservation Department areas. Unat- 
tended stands must be plainly labeled on durable material 
with the full name and address, or Conservation I.D. number 
of the owner and be removed from the area before Feb. 1. Use 
of nails, screw-in steps or any material that would damage the 
tree is prohibited. 

Retrieval of game 

Anyone who kills or injures a deer or turkey must make a 
reasonable effort to retrieve and include the animal in his or 
her season limit, but this does not authorize trespass. It is a 
violation to wantonly leave or abandon commonly edible por- 
tions of game. 



General Regulations (continued) 




Use of dogs to recover legally taken game 

A hunter may use leashed dogs to track and recover mor- 
tally wounded deer or turkeys, provided the hunter: (1 ) has 
exhausted other reasonable means of finding the animal, (2) 
contacts a conservation agent, (3) does not possess firearms 
or bows during dog-tracking activities, and (4) maintains 
control of the leashed dog at all times. 
Note: Use of dogs to recover game does not authorize 
trespass. 

Keep deer carcasses out of streams and lakes 

It is illegal to place a deer carcass or any of its parts into 
any well, spring, brook, branch, creek, stream, pond or lake. 
See Page 4 for how hunters can limit the spread of chronic 
wasting disease by proper disposal of deer carcasses. 

Labeling game 

All harvested deer and turkeys, either whole or processed, 
must be labeled with the taker's full name, address, date taken 
and Telecheck confirmation number. 

Giving away deer and turkeys 

A hunter who takes a deer or turkey may give it to another 
person, but the game counts toward the taker's bag limit. 
Deer and turkeys that are given away must be labeled with 
the taker's full name, address, date taken and Telecheck 
confirmation number. 

Possession, storage and sale 

Properly checked deer and turkeys may be possessed by 
anyone if labeled with the taker's full name, address, date 
taken and Telecheck confirmation number. The Telecheck 
confirmation number must remain attached to the carcass 
until a processor begins the act of processing the meat for 
packaging. 

Deer left at commercial processing or cold storage plants 
must be claimed by May 1 following the season taken or the 
owner will be in violation of Rule 3 CSR 10-4.140. 

Turkeys may not be possessed after Feb. 1 5 following the 
season taken. 



Thinking about a timber harvest 
on your land? 



To keep your woods healthy 
and to improve wildlife habitat, 
get the help of a professional 
forester before you cut. 
1-877-Log-Rite (877-564-7483) 
www.callb4ucut.com 




yoLu Cut 



Tree-Stand safety 



There are many reasons for using elevated tree stands. 
They offer a better vantage point, a larger field of view 
and an earlier view of game. However, they also are 
a major cause of accidents during the deer hunting 
seasons. 

The following safety tips reduce the risk of hunting 
from elevated tree stands: 

^ Practice with your stand at ground level, gradually 
going higher. Several Conservation Department 
shooting ranges and outdoor education centers have 
practice poles for free public use. 

^ Know the proper procedure for securing the stand to 
a tree and how to use the stand properly. 

► Read the manufacturer's warnings and instructions 
before each season. 

► Use only stands that meet standards of theTreestand 
Manufacturer's Association (TMA) rated for your 
weight and all gear or equipment you wear or have 
with you on the stand. 

^ Always use a fall-arrest system that meets TMA 
standards, which includes a full-body harness rated 
for your weight and any gear you wear or attach to 
yourself. 

^ Have your fall-arrest system attached to the tree from 
the moment you leave the ground, throughout the 
hunt and when you descend to the ground. 

^ Always position yourself so that you step down onto 
your tree stand to test its stability. 

^ Always use a haul line to raise and lower your gear, 
including unloaded firearms, bows and arrows. 



For more details on tree-stand safety from the 
National Bowhunter Education Foundation, go to 
www.nbef.org. 



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Legally obtained turkey bones and feathers, and deer 
heads, antlers, hides and feet may be sold by the taker, but 
the taker must provide a bill of sale showing: 

■ The taker's full name and address 

■ The species and number of the parts 

■ The full name and address of the buyer 

For deer heads and/or antlers attached to skull plates, a 
dated bill of sale identifying the seller must be retained while 
the heads or antlers are in the buyer's possession. 

Any person who finds a dead deer with antlers still 
attached to the skull plate may take the antlers, but must 
report the find to a conservation agent within 24 hours to 
receive authorization to possess the antlers. 

No authorization is needed to possess, buy and sell shed 
antlers not attached to the skull plate. 



Shooting dogs is illegal 

Although landowners have some recourse if dogs are injuring 
or killing livestock under Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 
273.030, dogs that merely enter private property may not 
be killed. In fact, Section 578.01 2 provides penalties for 
intentionally killing a dog or other animal. 

Anyone killing a dog under circumstances other than 
the narrow ones described above can expose themselves to 
significant legal difficulty. Those who kill dogs may be forced 
to pay restitution and/or face criminal charges. Because 
dogs are considered personal property, dog killings are 
investigated by local law enforcement authorities, not by 
conservation agents. 

It is illegal for people to trespass on private property. 
Ethical hunters who use dogs do their best to keep them off 
property where dogs are not wanted, and should contact 
the property owner for permission to retrieve them when 
their dogs follow game onto such private property. The 
Conservation Department works with the Sporting Dog 
Association of Missouri and other groups to encourage 
legal and ethical hunting activities and to establish good 
relationships with private landowners. 




Free Deer 
Publications 
for Hunters 
and 
Landowners 



The Missouri Department of Conservation and 
University of Missouri (MU) Extension are collaborating 
on a publication series devoted to deer management. 
The series is intended for landowners, hunters and 
wildlife enthusiasts who want to learn about deer 
biology and habitat management. Publication 
topics include deer ecology, antler growth, diseases, 
harvest data, nutrition, aging deer by jawbones and 
more. The publications are free and available on MU 
Extension's website at extension.missouri.edu/main/ 
DisplayCategory.aspx?C=82. 



Hunting other game during the firearms deer hunting season 




If you hunt small game during the firearms deer season, 
you must have a small game permit or exemption. 
Before taking small game and furbearers, be sure the 
season is open for that particular animal. 

During the November and antlerless portions of the 
firearms deer season from Nov. 1 0-20 statewide and 
Nov. 21 -Dec. 2 in open areas (see map on Page 18), other 
wildlife may be hunted only with a .22 caliber or smaller 
rimfire rifle or a shotgun and shot not larger than No. 4. 
However, this does not apply to waterfowl hunters, trap- 
pers, landowners on their own land, or lessees on land 
they lease and live on. 

During daylight hours from Nov. 1 -20 statewide and 
also Nov. 21 -Dec. 2 in areas open during the antlerless 
portion (see map on Page 1 8), furbearers may not be 
chased, pursued or taken with the aid of dogs. 

During daylight hours of the November portion of the 
firearms deer hunting season from Nov. 1 0-20, squirrels 
and rabbits may not be chased, pursued or taken with the 
aid of dogs in Butler, Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, 
Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon or Wayne counties. 



Antler-Point Restriction 



In the areas shown in orange on the map below, only bucks 
that have at least four antler points on one side of their 
rack may be taken during the archery and firearms deer 
hunting seasons (except the youth portions). FTTM^ To limit 
the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the counties 
of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan no 
longer have an antler-point restriction. See Page 3 for more 
information. 

■ Counties of 
Andrew, Atchison, 
Audrain, Barton, 
Bates, Benton, Boone, 
Buchanan, Caldwell, 
Callaway, Camden, 
Carroll, Cedar, Clark, 
Clinton, Cole, Cooper, 
Daviess, DeKalb, 
Gasconade, Gentry, 
Grundy, Harrison, 
Henry, Hickory, Holt, 
Howard, Johnson, 
Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, 
Lincoln, Livingston, Maries, Marion, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, 
Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, 
Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, 
St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Vernon, Warren and Worth 

■ Portions of Cass, Franklin, Jefferson and Platte counties NOT 
included in the urban zones. See description of boundaries on 
pages 16-17. 





How to count points 

In areas shown in orange on the map to the left, an 
antlered deer must have at least four points on one side to 
be taken. Each of the following counts as a point: 

■ An antler point, if it is at least 1 inch long 

■ The browtine, if it is at least 1 inch long 

■ The end of the main beam 

■ Any broken tine that is at least 1 inch long 



#3 

broken tine 

at least 
1 inch long 

#4 

brow tine 

at least 

1 inch long 

Tines, main beams and brow tines all count as a point if they 
are at least 1 inch long. A buck with the seven-point rack 
above with three points on one side (labeled in black) and four 
on the other (labeled in orange) is a legal deer in the areas 
shown in orange on the map to the left. Note: If you harvest 
a buck that has shed its antlers or broken the antlers off 
less than 3 inches from their base, record the harvest on 
Telecheck as an antlered buck with points. 




Hunting tips for areas with antler-point restriction 

Bring binoculars and give yourself plenty of time to count antler points before you take a shot. Wait for a buck that has at least 
four points on one side. 




Successful hunters wait for the best shot- 
when the deer turns broadside. Learn 
to recognize antlers from this view to 
minimize errors in the field. 




Protected 




Don't be fooled by size. The buck on the left has a large rack; but it has only three 
points on each side, just like the one on the right. Both of these deer are illegal 
under the four-point restriction. 



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Legal to take 

Does, button bucks and bucks with 
spikes less than 3 inches are legal 
to take on Antlerless orAny-Deer 
Permits; but for deer management, it 
is better to take does. 



All does 




Button bucks 



Bucks with spikes 
less than 3 inches long 




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Bucks with at least four points on one side 




A legal buck must have a minimum of four points on one side, regardless of 
the number of points on the other side, like the seven-point buck above. 



Protected 



spikes 3 inches 
or more 




Protected deer include all antlered deer 
(defined as having at least one antler 
3 inches or longer) that do not have a 
minimum of at least four points on one side. 




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Letting these younger males mature will 
increase the number of adult bucks in the 
future. 



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Feral hogs destroy wildlife habitat, compete with native 
wildlife for food, and spread diseases to people, pets and 
livestock. They are a menace that must be eradicated. 

A feral hog is defined as any hog, including Russian and 
European wild boar, that is not conspicuously identified by 
ear tags or other identification and is roaming freely on public 
or private land without the landowner's permission. 

It is illegal to release feral hogs on public land or on private 
land that is not fenced to contain them. If you see someone 
releasing hogs, report them immediately to your local 
conservation agent or call Operation Game Thief toll free at 
1-800-392-1111. 

The Conservation Department discourages anyone from 
hunting specifically for feral hogs because hunters' activities 
interfere with the Department's efforts to eradicate feral hogs. 
However, if you are afield for other game and encounter a 
feral hog, shoot it on sight! If you kill a feral hog on public land 
or on private land where you have permission to hunt, you are 
not liable if someone later claims to own the animal. 

During all portions of the fall firearms deer 
season: 

► You must possess a valid, unfilled firearms deer or small 
game hunting permit. 

► You must abide by the hunting methods allowed for deer 
listed on Page 15. 

► You must abide by any other restrictions that may apply on 
specific public areas. 

During the November portion statewide and the 
antlerless portion in open areas: 

► If you have a deer permit you may only use methods 
allowed for deer. 

► If you have a small game permit you may only use a 

.22 caliber or smaller rimfire cartridge or a shotgun with 
shot not larger than No. 4. 

► You may not use dogs to pursue feral hogs during these 
portions of the firearms deer season. 

During the youth and alternative methods 
portions statewide, and the urban zones portion 

in open areas: 

► If you have a deer permit you may use methods allowed for 
deer. 

► If you have a small game permit you may use methods 
allowed for small game. 




During the fall firearms turkey hunting season: 

► If you are hunting on a Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit, 
you may only use methods allowed for turkey. 

► If you are hunting on a small game hunting permit, you 
may use methods allowed for small game. 

Note: Resident landowners on land they own and lessees on 
land they reside on may use any method to take feral hogs at 
any time without any permit. 

If you see a feral hog, notify any of the following: 

► Nearest Conservation Department regional office 
(see inside front cover) 

► State veterinarian's office at 573-751-3377 

► USDA Wildlife Services at 573-449-3033 

With your help, we can eliminate these dangerous, destructive 
pests from Missouri. 



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Season dates 

■ Sept. 1 5-Nov. 9 

■ Nov. 21, 201 2-Jan. 15,2013 

Open statewide, an antler-point 
restriction applies in some areas, see 
map on Page 10. 

Shooting hours 

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half 
hour after sunset 

Valid permits 

■ Resident or Nonresident Archer's 
Hunting Permit 

■ Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting 
Permit 

■ Resident or Nonresident Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

■ Resident Landowner Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

Season limit 

■ Two turkeys of either sex. Both may be 
taken on the same day. 

■ Using an archer's hunting permit, 
two deer, which may be of either sex, 
provided that before Nov. 10, of the 
deer taken, only one may be antlered 

■ Using antlerless permits, any number 
of antlerless deer in counties where 
allowed. See map above. 



Hunters may 
purchase and 
fill any number 
of Archery 
Antlerless 
Deer Hunting 
Permits during 
the archery 
deer season in 
the counties 
indicated in 
orange on the 
map. 




Point to remember 

■ Archers hunting deer or turkeys 
during the archery season may not 
be in possession of a firearm. Some 
exceptions apply. See Page 48. 

Methods allowed 

■ Longbows, compound bows or 
recurve bows of any draw weight 

■ CB^^ Atlatls, which are defined as a 
rod or narrow board-like device used 
to launch, through a throwing motion 
of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long 



■ Hand-held string-releasing devices 

■ Illuminated sights, scopes and 
quickpoint sights 

Methods prohibited 

■ A bow fastened to a stock or other 
device that maintains the bow in a 
drawn position 

■ Any sighting device that casts a beam 
of light on the game 

■ Use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, 
electronically activated calls or live 
decoys 



Bowhunters: We Need Your Help! 

Please participate in the Bowhunter Observation Survey. 



The Conservation Department needs 
bowhunters to record the deer, turkeys 
and furbearers they see while hunting. 
This information helps biologists gauge 
the health of wildlife populations and 
set hunting regulations. 

It's easy to participate. Just send an 
email to paul.rogers@mdc.mo.gov. 
Write"Bowhunter Observation Survey" 



in the subject line, and don't forget 
to include your name and mailing 
address. You can also send your name 
and address to: 

Bowhunter Observation Survey 

Missouri Department of Conservation 
3500 East Gans Road 
Columbia, MO 65201 



We'll send you a diary to record the 
deer, turkeys and furbearers you see 
while bowhunting. At the end of 
the season, drop the postage-paid 
diary in the mail. Once Conservation 
Department biologists tally the 
information, they'll return your diary 
along with a summary of sightings for 
the entire state. 



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Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting 





Season dates 

■ Oct. 1-31 

Closed counties 

Turkeys may be taken in all counties except: Dunklin, McDonald, 
Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot and Scott. 

Shooting hours 

■ One-half hour before sunrise to sunset 

Valid permits 

■ Resident or Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

■ Resident Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 



Season limit 

■ Two turkeys of either sex. Both may be taken on the same 
day. 

Methods allowed 

■ Shotguns (including .41 Os) with shot not larger than No. 4 

■ Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw 
weight 

■ Hand-held string-releasing devices 

■ Illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights 

Methods prohibited 

■ Shotguns capable of holding more than three shells in 
magazine and chamber combined 

■ Shot larger than No. 4 (in use or in possession) 

■ A bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the 
bow in a drawn position 

■ Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game 

■ Use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, electronically activated 
calls or live decoys 

Point to remember 

■ Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey 
season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a 
bow. Some exceptions apply. See Page 51. 

Safety sticker requirement 

All hunters using a shotgun must affix the "Be Safe" sticker 
to the receiver of their gun so it will be in their line of sight 
when shooting. The sticker must be maintained on the gun 
while hunting. Stickers are available at permit vendors and 
Conservation Department offices. 



Basic rules for safe turkey hunting 

^ Wear hunter orange when walking through the turkey woods. If you 
bag a turkey, wrap it in hunter orange before carrying it out. 

► Dress defensively; never wear red, white, blue or black in the turkey 
woods. 

^ Always see the turkey clearly before you shoot; never shoot at sound or 

movement. 
^ Shout to reveal your presence to an approaching hunter; never wave or 

whistle. 

► Pattern your shotgun to learn its effective range, and learn to accurately 
judge distances. Remember: 30 yards is about the limit for a clean kill. 

^ Remain calm and rational; never let excitement, nerves or panic rule 

your behavior. 
^ Assume every sound or movement is another hunter until you can 

safely identify it as otherwise. 




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The firearms deer hunting season is made up of the following 
portions that provide hunters with many opportunities to take 
deer while helping to maintain a healthy deer population. 

■ Urban zones: Oct. 5-8 only in selected areas 

■ Early youth: Nov. 3-4 statewide 

■ November: Nov. 10-20 statewide 

■ Antlerless: Nov. 21 -Dec. 2 only in selected areas 

■ Alternative Methods: Dec. 1 5-25 statewide 

■ Late youth: Dec. 29-30 statewide 

Season limit 

■ Each hunter may take only one antlered deer during the 
firearms deer season (all portions combined). If you want to 
take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer's 
hunting permit during the archery season or on a managed 
hunt permit during a managed hunt. 

■ All hunters may purchase any number of permits to take 
antlerless deer, but some county restrictions apply. See map 
on Page 28. 

Shooting hours 

■ One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset 

Valid permits 

■ Resident or Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

■ Resident or Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 

■ Resident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

■ Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 



Methods allowed 

Methods allowed during all portions of the firearms deer 
season, except the alternative methods portion (see Page 18): 

■ Centerfire pistols, revolvers or rifles using expanding-type 
bullets. Legal ammunition includes lead bullets, copper 
bullets and bullets made of other material designed to 
expand. 

■ Shotguns (including .41 0) with slugs only 

■ Air-powered guns, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from 
an external high compression power source (external hand 
pump, air tank, or air compressor) 

■ Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms, .40 caliber or 
larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one 
discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed. 

■ Multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms 
and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including 
revolvers, .40 caliber or larger, are allowed and may be car- 
ried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle. 

■ Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw 
weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated 
sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed. 

■ Crossbows 

■ Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow board-like 
device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the 
arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long 

Methods prohibited (in use or in possession) 

■ Self-loading firearms with capacity of more than 1 1 
cartridges in magazine and chamber combined 

■ Ammunition propelling more than one projectile at a single 
discharge (such as buckshot) 

■ Full hard metal case projectiles 

■ Fully automatic firearms 

■ Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game 

■ Electronic calls or electronically activated calls 



Hunters, meat processors can reduce lead risk 



Studies have shown that people who eat venison taken 
with lead-based ammunition may be exposed to lead 
bullet fragments in the meat. Removal of the tissue 
immediately around the wound area will reduce, but likely 
not eliminate, exposure to lead. 

Health officials in Missouri and several other states 
have reviewed this information and concluded that lead in 
venison is a concern, but not a human health crisis. They 
note that millions of deer and other big-game animals 
are taken by hunters each year to help control big-game 
populations. However, caution is advised for young 
children or women of child-bearing age. Children less than 
6 years of age are particularly sensitive to lead exposure 



because of their developing bodies. Concerns for lead 
exposure also extend to pregnant women and women 
of childbearing age because they can pass lead to their 
unborn children. 

The selection of ammunition for hunting deer and 
turkeys in Missouri is a matter of personal choice. The 
Conservation Department strives to make the most current 
knowledge available so hunters can make informed 
decisions. For those concerned about this information, 
one solution is to use expanding copper or other nonlead 
ammunition that is available at most ammunition outlets. 
For more information on lead and venison, go to 
mdc.mo.gov/hunt/deer. 



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Firearms Deer Hunting (continued) 



Urban zones portion 

Hunters must abide by all city and county ordinances 
regarding trespass and use of equipment. Local governments 
may restrict the methods allowed for hunting. For example, 
some cities allow only archery methods. Call your local city 
hall and check local ordinances before you hunt. 



Note: Only antlerless deer may be harvested during 
the urban zones portion. 

Season dates 

■ Oct. 5-8 only in open areas; see maps 

Methods 

■ All legal deer hunting methods listed on Page 1 5 are 
allowed by the Conservation Department. However, if a 
local government does not allow a certain method, you 
must hunt using only the methods allowed in that area. 

The Conservation Department will join with the 
Conservation Federation of Missouri and community 
sponsors to cover the costs of all whole deer donated to 
the Share the Harvest program during the urban zones 
portion. For a list of participating processors, contact your 
regional Department office. See inside front cover. 




BEARS ARE PROTECTED. 

Report sightings to: 

Missouri Department of Conservation 
3500 East Gans Road 
Colunnbia, MO 65201 
573-815-7900 




These areas are open during the urban zones 
portion although some methods may be 
prohibited by local ordinances. 



Note: This portion allows for the harvest of antlerless 
deer in areas where deer numbers need to be reduced. 
Therefore, some public land where deer are not abundant 
may be closed to hunting. 




Springfield urban zone 

► All of Greene County 

^ Portion of Christian County north of a line from 
Lawrence County, east on Route 1 4 to Hwy. 1 25, 
north on Hwy. 1 25 to the Greene County line 



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Kansas City urban zone 

^ Portion of Platte County south of Hwy. 92 
^ Portion of Cass County north of Route 2 
► All portions of Clay and Jackson counties 





Columbia/Jefferson City urban zone 

^ Portion of Boone County south of a line that runs 
from the Howard County line east on Hwy. EE to 
Hwy. J to Wilhite Road to Hwy. E to Akeman Bridge 
Road to Hwy. W to Hinton Road to Calvert Hill Road 
to McGee Road to Hwy. B to Mount Zion Church 
Road to Timmons Road to Marshall Lane to the 
Audrain County line 

^ Portion of Cole County north of a line from 

Moniteau County east on U.S. 50 to Route D to U.S. 
54 to Route E to Route B to Route M to U.S. 50 to the 
Cole-Osage County line 



St. Louis urban zone 

^ All of St. Charles and St. Louis counties 

^ Portion of Franklin County north and east of a line from 

Hwy. 47 south to U.S. 50, east to 1-44, east to Hwy. 0, east 

to Hwy. NN, south on NN to the Jefferson County line 
^ Portion of Jefferson County north of a line from Hwy. NN 

to Hwy. 30, east to Hwy. MM, east to Hwy. M, east to U.S. 

61 , south to Glaize Creek, east to the Mississippi River 



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Firearms Deer Hunting (continued) 




November portion 

The November portion allows hunters using all legal deer 
hunting methods an opportunity to harvest deer. 

Season dates 

Nov. 1 0-20 statewide 

Methods 

■ All legal deer hunting methods listed on Page 1 5 
are allowed. 




'**-« 



Antieriess portion 

Any hunter with a firearms deer hunting permit of any type 
(except a managed deer hunting permit) may take antieriess 
deer in counties and parts of counties that are open dur- 
ing this portion of the season. Note: Resident Landowner 
Any-Deer and Antieriess Deer Permits are valid only on the 
property for which they are issued. 

Season dates 

Nov. 21 -Dec. 2 only in open areas; see maps on pages 16-17 
for boundaries of Christian, Franklin and Jefferson counties. 

Methods 

■ All legal deer hunting methods listed on Page 1 5 are 
allowed. 




open areas 



Alternative metiiods portion 

limP^ To offer hunters more options during what was for- 
merly the muzzleloader portion of the firearms deer season, 
additional hunting methods will be allowed in 201 2. 

Season dates 

Dec. 1 5-25 statewide 

Methods 

■ Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms .40 caliber or 
larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one 
discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed. 

■ Multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms 
and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including 
revolvers, .40 caliber or larger, are allowed and may be 
carried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle. 

■ Centerfire pistols or revolvers using expanding-type bullets; 
legal ammunition includes lead bullets, copper bullets and 
bullets made of other material designed to expand. 

■ Air-powered guns, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from 
an external high compression power source (external hand 
pump, air tank or air compressor) 




-i^ 



I Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw 
weight; hand-held string-releasing devices, illuminated 
sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed. 

I Crossbows 

I Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow board-like 
device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the 
arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long 



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Youth portions 

To participate, the youth hunter must 
be at least 6 and no older than 1 5 on the 
opening day of the early youth portion. 

Methods 

■ All legal deer hunting methods listed 
on Page 1 5 are allowed. 

Note: The antler-point restriction does 
not apply during the youth portions. 
However, it does apply during the rest 
of the season. 

Early portion 

■ Nov. 3-4 statewide 

■ Limit: one deer, which may be of 
either sex 

Note: Only one deer may be taken. If 
you have more than one permit, you 
must use them in another portion. 



Valid permits for both youth portions 

Youth may use any of the following permits: 

► Resident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit (if hunting on 
qualifying land) 

► Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit (if hunting on 
qualifying land) 

► Resident or Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

► Resident or Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 

If the youth is not hunter-education certified, he or she must hunt in the 
immediate presence of a qualifying mentor. See Page 26. 



Late portion 

■ Dec. 29-30 statewide 

Youth may take deer according to the 
permits they hold, however: 

■ Only one antlered deer may be taken 
during the entire firearms deer season. 
If the youth has already taken one 



antlered deer during one of the other 
portions of the firearms deer season, 
he or she may not take another during 
this portion. 

I Any number of permits may be 
purchased to take antlerless deer, but 
some county restrictions apply. See 
map on Page 28. 



Scheduling youth hunts 

One of the goals of the Conservation Department is to 
provide quality hunting opportunities for Missouri's youth. 
The Department strives to minimize conflicts among various 
youth hunts and holidays, but conflicts are inevitable for a 
number of reasons. 

■ The special youth hunting seasons must be held on 
weekends so youth can participate without missing school. 

■ There are many opportunities for fall and winter youth 
hunting seasons, including those for deer (early and late), 
pheasant and quail, and waterfowl (in three different zones); 
but the number of weekends available is limited. 

■ Youth hunting seasons are typically scheduled prior to the 
opening of the "regular" season to maximize the chance of 
successful harvest. 

■ Several holidays, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, 
Christmas and New Year's Day, occur within the relatively 
brieftime available for fall and winter hunting. 



First deer or 
turkey awards 



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It's hard to beat the excitement of taking your first deer 
or turkey. To help commemorate this major milestone, 
the Conservation Department has created special online 
certificates for kids and adults. Download the certificates 
at mdc.mo.gov/node/10469. 



Sign up early for hunter-education classes. Call the regional office near you or go online for 
class dates. See inside front cover for contact information or try the online hunter-education 
class. Go to mdc.mo.gov/8821 for details. 



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Managed Deer Hunts 




Mi 



issouri offers numerous managed deer hunts for 
, archery, crossbow, muzzleloading and modern 
I firearms from mid-September through January. 
These hunts achieve deer management goals while also 
providing additional hunting opportunity. Hunters are 
selected by a weighted random drawing system. 

Note: Participants in all managed hunts except those limited 
to archery or crossbow methods must wear hunter orange 
and be hunter-education certified or exempt by age. 

Limit 

A single Managed Deer Hunting Permit allows each hunter 
to take the number of deer allowed at the hunt he or she is 
attending. Some hunts allow one deer, others two and some 
three. 

Note: Deer taken at a managed deer hunt do not count 
toward the regular season bag limit. 

Valid permits 

■ Resident or Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 

Note: Permits are available to successful applicants beginning 
Sept. 1 4 anywhere permits are sold. 

Points to remember 

■ Go to nridc.mo.gov/7454 for a summary of how many 
people applied for last year's managed hunts and how many 
deer were taken. 

■ If you cannot attend, another hunter cannot take your 
place. Only those hunters who applied and were drawn may 
attend. 



■ Some managed hunts require hunters to attend a 
mandatory pre-hunt orientation. If you cannot attend the 
orientation, do not apply for these hunts. 

■ If you have a methods exemption, you may use a crossbow 
in an archery managed deer hunt. 

■ If you apply as one of a party on the application or as an 
individual, your chances of being drawn for a managed deer 
hunt are the same as everyone else's. 

■ Individuals not drawn for a managed deer hunt may not 
accompany a hunter who was successfully drawn. 

■ ATVs are prohibited on the managed deer hunt areas. 

■ If you are not drawn for a managed hunt this year, you will 
earn one preference point that will increase your odds the 
next time you apply. 

When to apply for a managed hunt 

■ July 1 -Aug. 15 

Who can apply 

Hunters must be 11 or older by the date of the hunt. Youths 
may apply singly or with one other youth hunter for youth-only 
hunts, but not as a group. See pages 21 and 24. If applying for 
all other hunts, hunters may apply individually or as a group 
of up to six hunters. 

For how many hunts can a hunter apply? 

Each hunter may apply for only one managed deer hunt 
each year. Hunters who apply for more than one will be 
disqualified from this year's drawing and will not receive a 
preference point. 



Wheelchair-confined hunters 



/^S^ Any hunter per- 
^^^ manently confined 
to a wheelchair is 
^automatically allowed to participate in 
managed deer hunts at: 

► August A. Busch Memorial 
Conservation Area 



► Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area 

► Caney Mountain Conservation Area 

► Clarence Cannon National 
Wildlife Refuge 

^ Drury-Mincy Conservation Area 

^ Fleming Park (East side) (maximum 
of three wheelchair hunters) 



^ James A. Reed Wildlife Area 

^ Mingo National Wildlife Refuge 
(maximum of five wheelchair 
hunters) 

^ Peck Ranch Conservation Area 



These hunts are part of the Managed Deer Hunt Program and are not limited to disabled hunters. Mail a written request 
by Aug. 1 5 indicating hunt preference with attached physician's statement to the Jefferson City address on the inside 
front cover, Attn: Managed Deer Hunts. 

Each disabled hunter may be accompanied by an attendant/care-giver while hunting, but that person may not hunt 
unless he or she has applied and was successfully drawn for the same hunt. Wheelchair-confined hunters may participate 
in more than one Managed Deer Hunt, but must purchase a Managed Deer Hunting Permit for each hunt they attend. 



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To apply, complete the following steps 

Step 1 : Designate one member of your group to go online. 
Tinat person must have ready tlie following information: 

■ The two-digit number for the preferred hunt 

■ The nine-digit Conservation I.D. number of eac/i hunter in 
the group. If you need an I.D. number, call 573-751-4115 
during regular business hours to have one assigned. 

Important: To ensure that your preference point earned 
last year is used, be sure to use the same Conservation I.D. 
number you used last year. For future reference, print your 
confirmation page and save it. 

Note: A Social Security number is not the same as a 
Conservation I.D. number. Your Conservation I.D. number is 
located on the back of your Conservation Heritage Card and 
on your permit. 

Step 2: Complete the worksheet on this page before going 
online so you will have all the information ready. 

Step 3: Go online at mdc.mo.gov/node/1 1 252. If you have 
correctly entered all the required information, you will see a 
message confirming your application. 



Step 4: Print your confirmation page or write down your 
confirmation number, and save it for future reference. 

To find out if you've been selected 

From Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, go online to see if youVe been 
selected. Be prepared to enter your nine-digit Conservation 
I.D. number (the same I.D. number you used when you 
applied) when you check the drawing results. You also must 
provide your same Conservation I.D. number when you buy 
your Managed Deer Hunting Permit. 

All successful applicants will receive in the mail an area 
map and other information regarding the hunt. We must 
have your correct address so you will receive the information 
you need. If your address has changed, contact your local 
Department office during regular business hours. See inside 
front cover. 

Successful applicants can purchase their permit beginning 
Sept. 1 4 wherever permits are sold. 

Note: The odds for drawing a particular hunt are available 
at mdc.mo.gov/7454 or by calling a Department office. See 
inside front cover. 




Youth-only managed hunts 



There are 1 2 youth-only managed deer hunts for youths 
ages 1 1 through 1 5 (see Page 24). Application and 
notification processes for 11 of the 12 hunts are the 
same as for regular managed hunts except that youth 
hunters may only apply singly or with one other youth 
hunter. All successful applicants will be notified by mail. 
Youths who apply for a youth-only hunt may not also 
apply for a regular managed deer hunt. 

Those drawn to participate must: 

^ Purchase a Resident or Nonresident Managed Deer 
Hunting Permit; 

► Be accompanied by an adult sponsor (age 1 8 or older) 
who is hunter-education certified or exempt, and has 
a filled or unfilled firearms deer hunting permit; 

^ Attend a pre-hunt orientation with their adult 
sponsor at some locations; and 

► Obtain hunter-education certification before the 
managed hunt or pre-hunt orientation. 

Note: Hunter-education certification is not required to 
apply for a managed hunt, but must be achieved before 
the hunt. Minimum age to enroll in a hunter-education 
course is 1 1 . Adult sponsors born before Jan. 1 , 1 967, are 
exempt from the hunter-education requirement. 



Managed Deer Hunt 
Application Worksheet 



Hunt No.:. 
Method: _ 



Location: . 
Date: 



Hunter Conservation I.D. number(s) (nine-digit 
number on your hunting or fishing permit, or on the 
back of your Conservation Heritage Card below the 
bar code. Use the same number you used last year.): 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 



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23 



Note: Youth must be at least 1 1 years old and hunter-education certified to hunt in a 

nnanaged youth deer hunt. 

Hunt 

No. Location County Date Quota 



Limit 



Youth-only Shotguns (1 hunt — with slugs only) 

89 Columbia Bottom CA^ St. Louis 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 13 



Oct. 27-28 



30 



Youth-only Firearms (1 1 hunts-centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only) 
90 August A. BuschCA^ St. Charles Oct. 27-28 60 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 13 



Charles W. Green CA^' 



Boone 



Nov. 3-4 



91 Current River SP^ Shannon 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Nov. 9 



Nov. 10-14 



10 



92 



Current River SP^ Shannon 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Nov. 15 



Nov. 16-20 



10 



93 DavisdaleCA^ Howard 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 19or20 



Oct. 21-22 



35 



94 Mingo NWR^ Stoddard 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation to be announced 



Oct. 27-28 



50 



95 Peck Ranch CA^ Carter/Shannon 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 12 



Oct. 13-14 



60 



96 Smithville Lake^ Clay 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Dec. 1 



Dec. 8-9 



30 



97 Swan Lake NWR(East)^ Chariton 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Dec. 7 



Dec. 8-9 



15 



98 Swan Lake NWR ( West) ^ Chariton 

Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Dec. 7 



Dec. 8-9 



15 



99 Weldon Spring CA^ St. Charles 
Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 13 



Oct. 27-28 



60 



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(^ Special Hunts for People with Disabilitie 



There are 1 special hunts exclusively for people with disabilities. Application for these 
hunts is made through the hunt location, NOT through the "regular" managed deer hunt 
application process. For information about who qualifies and how to apply, call the specific 
hunt location during normal business hours between July 1 and Aug. 1 5, or by Oct. 1 for the 
hunt at Smithville Lake. 



Location County 


Date 


Quota 


Limit 


Contact 


Muzzleloading or Cap-and-Ball Firearms Only (3 hunts 
Clearwater Lake ML Wayne/Reynolds Nov. 3-4 


— in-lines and scopes are allowed) 
3 B 573-223-7777 


Clearwater Lake ML — 

Wounded Warriors Wayne/Reynolds 


Dec. 8-9 


3 


B 


573-223-7777 


Squaw Creek NWR Holt 


Dec. 8-9 


8 


C^ 


660-442-5754 


Historic Methods (1 hunt—muzzleloader, cap-and-ball, long/recurve/compound/crossbow only) 
BoisD'ArcCA^ Greene Oct. 6-7 12 C 417-742-4361 


Firearms (6 hunts — centerfire, shotguns with slugs, air-powered guns only) 
Clarence Cannon NWR Pike Oct. 20-21 10 C 
Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct 20 


573-847-2333 


Smithville Lake Clay/Clinton 


Nov. 17-18 


63 


F 


816-389-3947 


Stockton Lake ML Cedar/Dade 


Nov. 3-4 


20 


C 


417-276-3113 


Swan Lake NWR Chariton 


Dec. 1-2 


10 


B 


660-856-3323 


Truman Lake Benton/St. Clair 


Nov. 3-4 


25 


F 


660-438-7317 


Wappapello Lake ML Wayne 


Oct. 20-21 


25 


B 


573-222-8562 



Limit Code: 

A = 1 antlerlessdeer 
B = 1 deer of either sex 
C= 2deer, butonly 1 antlered 
G = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered; 
must take and check in 
1 antlerless deer before 
taking antlered deer 
K = 1 antlered deer 

Note: Most conservation areas 
remain open to the public for 
other activities during managed 
hunts. 

^Hunters must attend a pre-hunt 
orientation; those who do not 
attend are disqualified. 
^Participants for this hunt have 
already been selected from 
among attendees of MDC's 
Hunting Skills University. 
For more information, call 
573-815-7901, ext. 3388. 




Limit Code: 

B = 1 deer of either sex 

C= 2 deer, but only 1 antlered 

F = 3 deer, but only 1 antlered 

Note: Most conservation areas 
remain open to the public for 
other activities during managed 
hunts. 

^Antlered deer must have at least 
one antler with at least 4 points. 
^Hunters must attend a pre-hunt 
orientation; those who do not 
attend are disqualified. 



24 




Managed Deer Hunts 

Weighted random drawing increases odds for future managed hunts 

Each time you apply for a managed 
deer hunt but are not drawn you 
earn one preference point. The 
next time you apply, either this year or 
some year in the future, your name will 
be entered into the drawing — once for 
the current application year and once 
for each preference point. If youYe 
not drawn again, you'll earn another 
preference point and all your points will 
automatically be used the next time you 
apply. 

You will continue to accumulate 
preference points — one for each unsuc- 
cessful application year — until you 
are drawn. Every year you apply for a 
managed deer hunt the number of times 
your name will be entered into the draw- 
ing will equal your number of preference 
points plus one for the current applica- 
tion year. When you are drawn for a hunt, 
your preference points total goes to zero. 

You do not have to apply for a man- 
aged deer hunt every year to keep your 
points. Your points are valid for your 
lifetime whether you enter the drawing 




each year or not, and the system will 
remember how many points you have 
and will store them until the next time 
you apply. 

While your odds of being drawn will 
increase as you accumulate preference 



Important: don't lose points 

Some hunters may have more than one Conservation I.D. number. Preference 
points will be stored by Conservation I.D. number, so be sure you use the same 
number each year you apply. When applying, print your confirmation page and 
save it for future reference. 



points, luck still plays an important role. 
It's possible that someone with no points 
will be drawn over someone who has 
preference points. However, your odds 
of being drawn increase with each point 
you earn. 

This drawing process gives all hunters 
a chance to be drawn for a hunt each 
year. However, hunters with preference 
points will have a statistical advantage. 
In the case of hunters who apply as a 
party, the group's preference point aver- 
age will be used in the drawing. 



Need a map? 




For Conservation Department land: 


For U.S. Forest Service land: 


^ Missouri Department of Conservation 


MarkTwain National Forest, U.S. Forest Service 


P.O. Box 1 80, Jefferson City, MO 651 02-01 80 


401 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, MO 65401 


573-751-4115 


573-364-4621 


mdc.mo.gov/atlas 


www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf 


^ Conservation areas through Google Earth's satellite 


For federal lakes and associated lands: 


images and maps 


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 


mdc.mo.gov/11017 


corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm 


For topographic maps: 


For aerial photographs: 


U.S. Geological Survey 


Your county Farm Service Agency office or 


888-275-8747; store.usgs.gov 


www.fsa.usda.gov 



25 



Anyone who hunts, takes or attempts to take wildlife 
in any way must have the prescribed permit(s). Each 
hunter must sign, carry and show, upon request, his 
or her permit to any officer who enforces the Wildlife Code of 
Missouri. 

Points to remember 

■ You must have your signed permit in hand when you go 
afield to hunt. 

■ Permits cannot be exchanged or refunded. 

■ Permits may be used in any order, and multiple permits may 
be filled on the same day. 

■ Residents do not have to purchase a Firearms Any- 
Deer Hunting Permit or Archer's Hunting Permit before 
purchasing Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

■ Before purchasing antlerless deer hunting permits, 
nonresidents must first purchase a Nonresident Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a Nonresident Archer's Hunting 
Permit, depending on the type of antlerless permit they 
want to use. 

■ You do not have to purchase your any-deer and antlerless 
deer permits at the same time. 

Permits for youth 

Youth age 6 through 1 5, whether they are hunter-education 
certified or not, can purchase resident or nonresident deer and 
turkey hunting permits at reduced prices. See pages 28-29. 
If the youth is hunter-education certified and hunting on 
a resident or nonresident firearms deer or turkey hunting 
permit, he or she may hunt alone. However, if the youth is 
not hunter-education certified, he or she must hunt in the 
immediate presence of a properly licensed adult hunter 
who has in his or her possession a valid hunter-education 
certification card or was born before Jan. 1, 1967. The adult, 
however, may not hunt deer during the youth portions of the 
firearms deer season. 

■ "Immediate presence" means close enough for normal 
conversation, without shouting. 

■ "Properly licensed" means a valid firearms hunting permit 
for the appropriate season (i.e., either a filled or unfilled 
Firearms Deer or a Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit). 

■ "Adult" means someone age 1 8 or older. 

In addition, adults accompanying youths hunting deer 
must wear hunter orange. Regardless of age, the youth must 
be capable of holding, aiming and shooting the firearm by 
him or herself. 

Who may purchase resident deer and turkey 
permits? 

■ Any person who does not claim resident privileges in 
another state or country, and whose actual residence and 
legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and 
have been for at least 30 days before applying for the 



permit. Owning real estate or attending a Missouri school 
does not in itself make you a legal resident. 

■ Missouri residents employed by the United States in the 
District of Columbia or serving in the U.S. armed forces. 
(Immediate family members who reside with them also may 
purchase resident permits.) 

■ All members of the U.S. armed forces residing in Missouri on 
permanent change of station status and immediate family 
members residing with them. 

■ Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service- 
related disability of 60 percent or greater, or who was a 
prisoner of war during military service; must carry certified 
statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans 
Affairs while hunting or purchasing permits. 

■ CB^^ Any member of the U.S. military currently assigned 
as a patient to a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior 
Transition Unit or a military medical center; must carry 
orders showing assignment to a Warrior Transition Brigade 
or Warrior Transition Unit, or admissions verification to 

a military medical center while hunting or purchasing 
permits. 

■ Nonresidents who are registered students attending a 
public or private secondary, post secondary, or vocational 
school in Missouri and who live in Missouri while attending 
school; must carry evidence of a Missouri residence and 
student status while hunting. Note: Nonresident students 
who qualify for resident permits must purchase them at 
Conservation Department offices. 

■ Immigrants who possess an 1-551 Resident Alien Card and 
who do not claim resident privileges in another state or 
country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent 
home address are both in Missouri, and have been for at 
least 30 days before purchasing a permit. 

Purchasing permits 

You may purchase your fall deer and turkey hunting permits 
beginning July 1 using any of the methods below. 

■ Over the counter from any permit vendor 

■ By telephone at 800-392-41 1 5. Use your credit card, and pay 
a $2 surcharge. Allow 1 days for delivery. 

■ Online anytime using the e-Permits System at mdc.mo.gov/ 
epermits. Use your credit card, and pay a $1 surcharge. Print 
your permit at home and have it in hand immediately. 

Note: No-cost resident landowner permits also are available. 
See Page 30 for details. 

Replacing permits: Lost or damaged permits can be replaced 
using any of the methods above. A replacement permit costs 
$2 plus any applicable surcharge. E-Permits can be saved on a 
personal computer and reprinted for free if the original permit 
is lost or damaged. As with other permits, e-Permits may 
not be shared, and additional copies of an e-Permit do not 
provide additional valid permits to use. 



26 




The Conservation Department's e-Permits System 
lets you buy hunting permits online, print them at 
home, and have them in hand immediately. You can 
even reprint lost or damaged permits for free. If you're not 
comfortable buying online, you can still purchase permits 
by phone, at any MDC office or from your usual vendor. 

Learn more about e-Permits at 
mdc.mo.gov/epermits. 

^ E-permits are designed to be printed at home on 
regular paper. To prevent the paper from becoming 
unreadable, hunters are encouraged to keep e-Permits 

I in a plastic sandwich bag while afield. This also will 
make it easier for hunters to write confirmation 
numbers on permits when Telechecking their deer or 

I turkeys. 

► Deer and turkey permits no longer include a removable 
transportation tag. Instead, the permit itself is the 
transportation tag. 




► Each deer and turkey permit will have months printed 
along one edge and dates along another. Immediately 
after harvest, hunters must notch the month and day 
they bagged their game, then attach the permit to the 
animal. 

^ E-Permits are not printed on adhesive-backed material, 
so hunters will need to provide a way to attach the 
permits to their game. Hunters are encouraged to put 
e-Permits inside plastic sandwich bags and attach the 
bags to their deer or turkeys with string, twist-ties, wire, 
plastic cable ties or tape. 

► Traditional vendors will continue to print deer and 
turkey permits on yellow permit stock, but without the 
adhesive transportation tag. 

► Turkey hunters must still marktheir guns with "Be Safe" 
stickers, which are available at permit vendors and 
Conservation Department offices. 

► Deer and turkey hunters must still check their game by 
1 p.m. on the day of harvest using Telecheck. 



I 



I 



27 



Permits (continued) 




Firearms antlerless permits 

How many firearms antlerless 
permits can you use? 

The number you can fill depends on the counties in 
which you hunt. See map below. 

When can these permits be used? 

They can be used during all portions of the firearms 
deer season, except in areas that are closed during 
the urban zones (refer to pages 16-17) and antlerless 
portions (refer to Page 1 8). 

Any number of firearms antlerless deer hunting 
permits may be filled. Resident landowners 
and lessees with at least 75 acres may receive 
two no-cost Landowner Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permits and can also fill any number of 
purchased antlerless permits. 

One firearms antlerless deer hunting permit may 
be filled in these counties. Resident landowners 
and lessees with at least 75 acres may receive 
and fill one no-cost Landowner Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit and can also fill one purchased 
antlerless permit. 



□ 



Antlerless deer may only be taken on an 
any-deer permit. No firearms antlerless deer 
hunting permits may be filled except qualifying 
landowners may receive one no-cost antlerless 
permit, which they must fill on their land. 




Seepages 16-1 7 for 
boundaries of Christian, 
Franklin and Jefferson counties. 



Resident and nonresident 
deer harvests 

Some Missouri deer hunters have the mistaken notion 
that out-of-state deer hunters outnumber resident 
deer hunters. In reality, nonresident hunters are a small 
minority. 

For example, last year 927,465 firearms deer hunting 
permits were issued. Of those, 899,020, or 97 percent, 
were purchased by Missouri residents. 

What about deer harvest? Of the 236,973 deer taken 
during the firearms deer season, 225,404, or 95 percent, 
were taken by resident hunters. The same is true for the 
archery season; 93 percent of the deer taken last year 
were taken by Missouri residents. 

We should remember that many nonresident hunters 
are former residents who return to Missouri to hunt with 
family and friends. We welcome all responsible and ethi- 
cal hunters. 



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Resident permits 

Resident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For one antlered or antlerless deer statewide during tine firearms 

deer tiunting season. See restrictions on pages 16-18. 

Age 16 and older $17 

Age6-15' $8,50 

Resident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit^ $7 

For one antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting 
season in selected areas. See map to the left. 

Age 16 and older $7 

Age6-15' $3.50 

Resident Managed Deer Hunting Permit^ 

For deer during a prescribed managed hunt. Valid for the 
number of deer allowed. 

Age 16 and older $17 

Age 1 1-1 5"" $8.50 

Resident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For two deer and two turkeys during the archery deer and 
turkey hunting season, for small game during prescribed 
seasons and to sell furbearers taken by archery methods 

Age 1 6 and older $19 

Age 6-1 5 $9.50 

Resident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit^ 

For one antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season in 
selected counties. See map on Page 1 3. 

Age 16 and older $7 

Age 6-1 5 $3.50 

Resident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit^ 
For two turkeys during the fall firearms season 

Age 16 and older $13 

Age6-15' $6.50 



Nonresident permits^ 

Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For one antlered or antlerless deer statewide during the firearms 
deer hunting season. See restrictions on pages 16-18. 

Age 16 and older $225 

Age 6-15' $8.50 

Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit^ 

For one antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting season 
in selected areas. A Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting 
Permit or a Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit is 
required as a prerequisite to this permit. See map on Page 28. 

Age 16 and older $25 

Age 6-15' $3.50 

Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit^ 

For deer during a prescribed managed hunt. Valid for the 
number of deer allowed. 

Age 16 and older $225 

Age 1 1-1 5"" $8.50 

Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For two deer and two turkeys during the archery deer and 
turkey hunting season, and for small game, except furbearers, 
during prescribed seasons 

Age 16 and older $225 

Age 6-1 5 $9.50 

Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit^ 
For one antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season 
in selected counties. A Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit is 
required as a prerequisite to this permit. See map on Page 1 3. 

Age 16 and older $25 

Age 6-1 5 $3.50 

Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

For two turkeys during the fall firearms turkey hunting season 

Age 16 and older $110 

Age6-15' $6.50 



' If not hunter-education certified, a 
youth hunting on a firearms permit 
must be in the immediate presence 
of a properly licensed adult age 1 8 or 
older who is hunter-education certified 
or exempt by age. See Page 26. 



^ May be purchased in any number 

^Application required; participation 
awarded through drawing 

"^ Must be hunter-education certified 
to participate in a muzzleloading, 
historic methods, shotgun or firearms 
managed hunt 



^ All nonresidents must purchase 
nonresident permits to hunt deer or 
turkeys in Missouri, except for qualify- 
ing students, disabled veterans, and 
military members assigned as a patient 
to a Warrior Transition Brigade/Unit or 
military medical center. See Page 26. 



Obtain permission before entering private land. Your hunting permit does not authorize trespass 



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Resident Landowner Permits 



All deer and turkey hunters, including landowners and 
lessees, must have valid deer and/or turkey hunting 
permits. Resident landowners and lessees who meet 
the requirements listed to the right may obtain no-cost resi- 
dent landowner permits from July 1 through Jan. 1 5 using any 
of the methods below. Note: Landowners may be required to 
submit verification upon request if landownership cannot be 
verified through county plat books. 

■ Over the counter from any permit vendor. Go early to avoid 
long lines. No surcharges will be assessed. 

■ By telephone at 800-392-41 1 5. Use your credit card to pay 
the $2 surcharge. Allow 1 days for delivery. 

■ Online using the e-Permits System at mdc.mo.gov/ 
epermits. Use your credit card to pay the $1 surcharge. Print 
your permit at home and have it in hand immediately. 

Please have on hand the following information: 

■ Your Conservation I.D. number, Heritage Card number, 
Social Security number or driver's license number 

■ The county or counties where your land is located 

■ The number of acres you own or lease and reside on 

Note: All landowner permits are valid only on qualifying prop- 
erty. Hunters must be at least 6 years old to obtain landowner 
permits. Hunter-education certification is not required to 
obtain landowner permits. 




Qualifications for landowner permits 

^ Any Missouri resident who owns at least 5 
continuous acres, and his or her immediate 
household members age 6 or older 
^ Any Missouri resident who leases and lives on at 
least 5 continuous acres owned by others, and his or 
her immediate household members age 6 or older. 
Note: Participation in a hunting lease alone does not 
qualify an individual for landowner permits. 
^ Any Missouri resident who is a general partner of 
a partnership, an officer of a resident or foreign 
corporation, an officer or managing member of a 
resident limited liability company, or an officer of 
a benevolent association organized pursuant to 
Chapter 352 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri 
when the before mentioned organization owns at 
least 5 continuous acres. In the case of corporate 
ownerships, all registered officers of a corporation 
can qualify, and they are not required to reside on 
the land. People who own stock in a corporation 
(shareholders) do not qualify. 
Note: Immediate household member is anyone, related 
or unrelated, whose legal residence is the same as 
the qualifying landowner or lessee for at least the last 
30 days. Family members whose legal residence is 
elsewhere do not qualify. 



Mentoring option available for apprentice hunters 



To help introduce adults to hunt- 
ing, the Conservation Department 
allows hunters age 1 6 and older 
who are not hunter-education certified 
to hunt with firearms, as long as they: 

■ First purchase the Apprentice Hunter 
Authorization for $10; 

■ Then purchase a firearms hunting 
permit for the season they want to 
hunt, for example a Firearms Any-Deer 
Hunting Permit; and 

■ Hunt in the immediate presence of 
a properly licensed hunter 1 8 years 
old or older who is hunter-education 
certified or was born before Jan. 1 , 

1 967. The mentor must have a filled 
or unfilled permit for the prescribed 
season. 
Note: The Apprentice Hunter Autho- 
rization allows the holder to purchase 
firearms permits throughout the permit 
year, and it can be purchased for two 
permit years. After the second year, the 








apprentice hunter will be required to 
become hunter-education certified if 
he or she wants to continue hunting on 
any firearms permit. 

Missouri is a leader in hunter recruit- 
ment, and the Apprentice Hunter 
Authorization is just one more tool to 



help you share your hunting knowledge 
and tradition with your friends and 
family. Before next year's fall deer and 
turkey season, encourage your appren- 
tices to attend a hunter-education class 
or take the online course. Information is 
available at mdc.mo.gov/8821. 



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Qualifying resident landowners and lessees who 
have at least 5 acres, and all members of their 
immediate household age 6 or older, may each 
receive: 

■ One Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

■ One Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

■ One Landowner Archer's Hunting Permit 

■ Two Landowner Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits, 
depending upon county availability (see Page 1 3) 

Qualifying resident landowners and lessees 
who have 75 or more acres located in a single 
county or at least 75 continuous acres bisected 
by a county boundary, and all members of their 
immediate household age 6 or older, may each 
receive: 

■ All of the landowner permits listed above 

■ Up to two Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permits, depending on county availability (see 
Page 28) 

Qualifying resident landowners and lessees: 

■ Must abide by season dates, methods, limits and tagging/ 
checking requirements. 

■ Must use landowner permits only on their qualifying prop- 
erty. To hunt on other land, landowners and lessees must 
purchase regular permits. 

■ May use their landowner permits to take deer on their land 
during all portions of the firearms season including the 
urban zones and antlerless portions (if their property is 
located in one of the open areas). 

■ With 75 or more acres in more than one county may not 
harvest more deer on landowner antlerless permits than can 
be taken by regular permittees in the county where hunting 
except in certain areas (see Page 28). 

■ May fill a Landowner Any-Deer Permit and a purchased 
any-deer permit. However, each hunter may only take 
one antlered deer during the firearms deer hunting 
season. Therefore, landowners and lessees who take an 
antlered deer on one Any-Deer Permit must take an antler- 
less deer on the other Any-Deer Permit. Note: Deer taken 
on a Managed Deer Hunting Permit or in accordance with 
the archery deer hunting season do not count toward this 
one-antlered-deer limit. 

■ May fill their no-cost Landowner Antlerless Permits and 
also purchase and fill any number of additional antlerless 
permits where valid. Note: Resident landowners and lessees 
may also purchase and use permits in addition to the no- 
cost permits. However, only one antlered deer may be taken 
during the firearms season and a maximum of two antlered 
deer may be taken during the archery season. See Page 1 3. 



Attention landowners who are 
not hunter-education certified 

Qualifying landowners and lessees hunting on their 
own land do not need to be hunter-education 
certified; however, when mentoring a firearms 
hunter who is not hunter-education certified and not 
hunting on a landowner permit, all mentors, including 
landowners and lessees hunting on their own land, 
must be at least 1 8 years old and hunter-education 
certified unless they were born before Jan. 1 , 1 967. If 
you need to become certified, check out the online 
course at mdc.mo.gov/1 7844, or call a Department 
office near you to sign up for a course. 



Resident landowner permits 

All landowner pernnits are valid only on qualifying property. 
Hunters must be at least 6 years old to obtain landowner 
permits. Hunter-education certification is not required to obtain 
landowner permits. 

Resident Landowner Fall Firearms 

Turkey Hunting Permit no-cost 

For two turkeys during the fall firearms turkey hunting season. 

Resident Landowner Firearms 

Any-Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For one deer (of either sex) during the firearms deer hunting 

season. 

Resident Landowner Firearms 

Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For one antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting 
season in selected counties. See map on Page 28. 

Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting Permit no-cost 

For two deer and two turkeys during the archery deer and 
turkey hunting season, and for small game during prescribed 
seasons and to sell furbearers taken by hunting. 

Resident Landowner Archery 

Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For one antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season in 

selected counties. See map on Page 1 3. 



Use landowner permits wisely 

► To keep costs down and to help provide more 
funding for habitat and wildlife management, ask the 
permit vendor for only the landowner permits that 
you plan to use. 

► It is illegal to allow other hunters to check deer and 
turkeys on your landowner permits. 




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"Tagging and Checking 



Using deer and turkey hunting permits couldn't be easier. 
Just remember: Bag it. Notch it. Tag it. Checl^it. 



IStep 1 I 

BdQ lt« Protect paper e-Permits in 
a plastic sandwicii bag wiiiie afield. 




[STEPJ^ 



Tag it. Attach the 
notched permit to the 
deer or turkey's leg. We 
recommend sealing 
the permit in a plastic 
sandwich bag and 
attaching the bag to 
the animal's leg with 
string, twist-ties, wire or 
tape. You may now legally 
transport your deer or turkey 
within Missouri. 




STEP 2] 



Notch it. Immediately after 
harvesting a deer or turkey, notch 
the month and date of harvest on 
your permit. 



■:i^^ 






y 




{ STEP 4^ 



Check it. Report your deer 
or turkey by 1 p.m. on the day 
of harvest using the Telecheck 
instructions on Page 34. Write the 
confirmation number provided by 
Telecheck on your permit. You may 
now process your deer or turkey, or 
transport it out of state. 




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Things to remember when tagging and checking 



I Use the correct permit. Because many hunters carry 
multiple permits while deer and turkey hunting, check your 
permit carefully to make sure youYe using the right one 
before notching it and attaching it to your game. 

I Notching voids the permit. Do not notch the month and 
day on your permit until you harvest a deer or turkey. 

I Until checked, heads of deer must remain attached, and 
turkeys must have their heads and plumage intact. 

I Deer and turkeys must be checked by 10 p.m. on the day 
they are harvested. 

I All deer and turkeys must be checked before they can be 
removed from Missouri. 



I Only the person who harvested the deer or turkey may 
possess and transport the game before it has been 
checked. 

I After checking, deer and turkeys may be possessed and 
transported by anyone, but must be labeled with the 
taker's full name, address, Telecheck confirmation number 
and the date taken. 

I Avoid duplicate Telecheck records. If you are given an 
eight-digit Telecheck confirmation number, your checking 
information has been successfully received and recorded. 
Write the confirmation number on the permit, and the 
checking process is complete. Do not call again to check 
the same deer or turkey. 



Information needed to Telecheck turkeys 

Turkeys must be checked by telephone or Internet. See Page 34. 
During checking, hunters will be asked the age and sex of their turkey. 
Monitoring the age and sex of harvested turkeys provides a valuable 
measure of the fall harvest. 



How to age a turkey 

To age a turkey, look at the two outermost feathers on the wing (see 
below). The ends of the 9th and 1 0th primary feathers of a juvenile are 
pointed, and the tips of the feathers lack white barring. The ends of the 
9th and 1 0th primary feathers of an adult are rounded and have white 
barring extending to the tips. 





Juvenile 



Adult 




^:-^^^: 



How to determine the 
sex of a turkey 

Look at the lower half of the breast. 
Hens have brown-tipped breast 
feathers. Gobblers have black-tipped 
breast feathers. 



Brown tip 





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All deer and turkeys must be checked by telephone or 
on the Internet. If using a cellphone, be sure you have 
a clear signal. If the signal is spotty, move closer to a 
major highway, go to higher ground, or wait until you get 
to a land-based line to call. Avoid calling in areas with loud 
background noise. 

You do not need to call Telecheck immediately after tak- 
ing the game. You can transport unchecked game within the 
state, as long as the notched permit is attached to the leg. 
You have until 1 p.m. on the day taken to check your 
deer or turkey. 

Follow the steps below to use Telecheck. 

Step 1 : Before calling the toll-free number or going online, 
find your Telecheck ID number on your permit. If you have 
more than one permit, be sure you give the number of the 
permit you want to use. Also get a pen so you will be able 
to write your Telecheck confirmation number on your permit. 

Step 2: Fill out the form to the right, which contains the 
same information you will be asked when you use Telecheck. 

Step 3: Use a phone to dial the toll-free number below, then 
follow the instructions in the phone interview. Speak clearly 
and slowly. You can call between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. 




To check a deer or turkey, call 

1-800-314-6828. 

Or go to: 

mdc.mo.gov 

Step 4: After you have provided the required information, 
you will be given an eight-digit confirmation number that 
verifies you have legally checked your game. Write this num- 
ber on the permit. 

You have now completed checking your game and can 
process your deer or turkey. 



If checking a turkey, you will need: 

► YourTelecheck ID number: 

► Turkey type (To age and sex turkeys, see Page 33): 

□ adult gobbler 

□ adult hen 

□ juvenile gobbler 

□ juvenile hen 

► County where turkey was taken: 



If checking a deer, you will need: 

► YourTelecheck ID number: 

► Deer type: 

□ doe 

□ button buck 

□ antlered buck 

Record the harvest of a buck as points if the 
buck has one of the following: 

► Shed its antlers 

► Small antlers with both beams shorter than 
3 inches 

► Broken antlers off less than 3 inches from 
their base 

total number of points 1 inch or longer 

(see how to count points on Page 1 0) 

► County where deer was taken: 



Note: If you harvested deer in Boone, Cass, Christian, 
Cole, Franklin, Jefferson or Platte counties, you will be 
asked: Did you harvest a deer within an urban zone? (See 
Page 16). 



^ 



Attention cellphone users 




he most common reason hunters 
are unable to complete their Telecheck 
transaction is because of a poor cellular 
telephone connection. Signals that are weak, fade 
in and out, or clip speech will not work with the system. 
Once youVe voided and attached your permit to your 
deer or turkey, you have until 1 p.m. on the day of 
harvest to check the animal. Wait until you are out of the 
woods and receive a clear, strong cellphone connection 
before placing your Telecheck call. 



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Hunter ethics and safety 



I 



According to the National Safety Council, hunting is a safe 
activity. In fact, hunting results in fewer injuries per 100,000 
participants than do many other sports, including cycling, 
bowling, golf and tennis. However, as with any activity, you 
must always use good judgment and take responsibility for 
your actions. Deer and turkey hunters should follow safe, 
ethical hunting practices. 

^ Be sure of your target and beyond before you shoot. 

^ Make sure your equipment is in good working condition 
and your firearm is properly sighted in. 

^ If you hunt from a tree stand, always wear a safety 
harness. Serious accidents occur annually when hunters 
fall from tree stands. 

^ If you hunt on private land, be sure to obtain permission 
from the landowner and respect his or her property as if 
it were your own. Scout the area you plan to hunt so you 
know where the boundaries, houses, roads, fences and 
livestock are located on the property. 

► If you do not kill your deer or turkey instantly, make 
every effort to find the wounded animal. Permission is 
required to enter private land. 




► Clean and care for your game properly. 

► Pick up all litter including spent ammunition. Leaving an 
area betterthan the way you found it is a sign of thanks 
for the privilege of hunting. 

► Report observed violations of the law to a conservation 
agent or local sheriff as soon as possible. 

► If you are involved in a firearms-related accident, the law 
requires that you identify yourself and render assistance; 
failure to do so is a Class A misdemeanor. 

► Develop your skills and knowledge, and share them 
with others. 

► Know and obey all wildlife laws. 

► Know and follow the rules of gun safety. 

► Respect the rights of hunters, nonhunters and 
landowners. 

► Make every effort to retrieve and use all game. 

► Respect the land and all wildlife. 

► Be sensitive to others when displaying harvested game. 

► Remember: Hunting is not a competitive sport. 



Help catch wildlife violators 



Each year, conservation agents spend time tracking down poachers who disregard regulations protecting wildlife. 
Here are some of the illegal activities that agents dealt with last year: 

► Huntingfrom the road 

► Disposing of carcasses and other body parts in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes 

► Harvesting a deer or turkey and putting someone else's permit on it 

► Using a spotlight to harvest deer or turkeys 

If you see someone involved in these or any illegal activities, call Operation Game Thief toll free 1-800-392-1 111. 

Program the number into your cellphone so you can act fast. 



OPERATION 
GAME THIEF 

Remain Anonymous 
Reward Possible 

Dial toll free 
1-800-392-1111 



Rewards are available for information 
leading to the arrest of game-law 
violators. Information can be provided 
anonymously by dialing the toll-free hotline 
number. All information is kept in strict 
confidence. 

If you see a possible poaching 
violation in progress, immediately call your 
conservation agent, sheriff or the toll-free 
hotline number. Help put game thieves out of business. 

Sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the 
Missouri Department of Conservation. 




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Sh 



Share the Harvest 



Share the Harvest provides a 
way for deer hunters to donate 
venison to the needy. This 
program is administered by the 
Conservation Federation of Missouri 
and the Missouri Department of 
Conservation. During the 201 1 deer 
seasons, 6,191 hunters donated 317,882 pounds of venison. 
Donating is easy. Hunters who want to participate simply 
take their deer to an approved meat processor (listed below) 
and let the processor know how much venison they wish to 





County 


Company Name ^^^H 


■■^v 


Work Phone 


Adair 


Nunan Meat Market 
Terry Morgan 


Kirksville 
Greentop 


660-956-9428 
660-626-6517 


Audrain 


Mexico Meat Market, LLC 


Mexico 


573-581-1333 


Barry 


Gone Processing 


Crane 


417-357-8321 


Benton 


Jackman's Meat Processing 


Warsaw 


417-998-6488 


Bollinger 


Elderland Meats 


Zaima 


573-722-3622 


Boone 


Crane's Meat Processing 
Tune's Locker Plant 
Wolf Deer Processing 


Ashland 
Centralia 
Centralia 


573-657-2501 
573-682-2517 
573-682-1507 


Buchanan 


Clark's Custom Meat Co. 


St. Joseph 


816-364-3728 



Callaway 



Hanson Hills Campground 


Kingdom City 


573-642-8600 


Hartman's Custom Meat Processing 


New Bloomfield 


573-491-3603 


Horn's Meat Processing 


Fulton 


573-642-1035 


R&R Processing 


Auxvasse 


573-386-2273 



Camden 


Larry's Meat Market 

The Butcher Shop 

Tom's Slaughter & Meat Processing 


Sunrise Beach 

Camdenton 

Montreal 


573-374-8350 
573-346-6665 
573-346-5233 


Cape Girardeau Reis Meat Processing 


Pocahontas 


573-833-6281 


Carroll 


Carroll County Locker 
Hale Locker Plant 


Carrollton 
Hale 


660-542-0469 
660-565-2415 


Carter 


Ozark Meats 


Grandin 


573-593-4199 


Cass 


Peculiar Meats 


Peculiar 


816-779-6328 


Cedar 


R,S,&C Processing 


El Dorado Springs 


417-876-2077 


Chariton 


Salisbury Meat Market & Processing 


Salisbury 


660-388-5816 


Christian 


Oldfield Packing LLC 
Ozark Mt. Meats 


Oldfield 
Ozark 


417-634-3943 
417-581-2449 


Clark 


Kahoka Meat Processing 


Kahoka 


660-727-3433 


Clinton 


John's Country Meat Market 
Paradise Meat Locker Plant 


Cameron 
Trimble 


816-632-7666 
816-370-6328 


Cole 


Russellville Locker 


Russellville 


573-782-4613 


Crawford 


Davis Meat Service 
Heintz Processing 


Steelville 
Cuba 


573-775-2531 
573-732-9938 



donate. The processor will package the meat, which will be 
picked up by the local sponsoring organization and taken to a 
participating charitable agency for distribution. 

The cost of processing the deer is the responsibility 
of the hunter. There are, however, funds available to help 
with processing costs when a whole deer is donated. During 
only the urban zones portion (see pages 1 6-1 7) the entire 
processing costs for whole deer donations is paid by the 
Conservation Federation of Missouri and local sponsors. To 
have processing costs covered, you must take your deer 
to a participating processor. Not every processor listed 



County 


Company Name ^^^^L 


iJCity ■ 


V Work Phone! 


Dade 


Lockwood Packing Co. 


Lockwood 


417-232-4401 


Dallas 


Hoerman'sMeatCo. 
Shrock's Country Butchering 


Fair Grove 
Buffalo 


417-759-2027 
417-345-4342 


Daviess 


Stoney Ridge Custom Processing 


Jamesport 


660-684-6850 


Dent 


Salem Butcher Shop 


Salem 


573-729-7278 


Douglas 


Oldfield Packing LLC 


Oldfield 


417-634-3943 



Franklin 



Beaufort Meat Processing 


Leslie 


573-484-3312 


Ed's Meat Market 


Washington 


636-239-6640 


Williams Bros. Meat Processing 


Washington 


636-239-2183 


Zerna's Meat Co. 


Labadie 


636-742-4190 



Gasconade 


Heberle's Packing Company 
Swiss Meat & Sausage 


Hermann 
Hermann 


573-486-2795 
573-486-2086 


Gentry 


Edson's Meat Processing 


Stan berry 


660-783-2121 


Greene 


J &LCustom Processing 
Turner Meat Processing 


Walnut Grove 
Fair Grove 


417-788-2200 
417-759-2032 


Grundy 


J & M Deer Processing 


Jamesport 


660-684-6897 


Harrison 


Thomas Quality Meats 


Ridgeway 


660-872-6716 


Henry 


Hetherington Meat Processor 


Clinton 


660-885-4409 


Hickory 


Hays Processing 


Quincy 


417-282-5853 


Holt 


Dungan'sB&B Meats 


Oregon 


660-446-2538 


Howard 


Jack Carter 
KP Processing 


Fayette 
Harrisburg 


660-248-1738 
573-881-2690 


Howell 


Bamett Meat Processing 
West Plains Processing 


West Plains 
West Plains 


417-256-3261 
417-256-4575 


Jackson 


The Store 


Raytown 


816-356-8900 


Jasper 


Cloud's Meat Processing & Smoking 
Taylor's Processing 


Carthage 
Webb City 


417-358-5855 
417-673-1717 


Jefferson 


Dittmer Meat Packing Inc. 
John's Butcher Shoppe Inc. 


Dittmer 
Festus 


636-285-9090 
636-931-7776 


Johnson 


Alewel's Country Meats 
Gilbert Meat Locker 


Warrensburg 
Holden 


660-747-8261 
816-732-6431 



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in the table below participates in this aspect of Share the 
Harvest. Call your regional Department office for a list 
of participating processors. During a!! other portions and 
seasons, the Conservation Federation of Missouri administers 
a state-wide program that directly reimburses the processor 
a pre-determined amount for each whole deer donated. 
This allows the processor to reduce the processing fee to the 
hunter at the time of donation. In addition, many processors 
have local money available that allows the deer to be donated 
free or at greatly reduced cost. Be sure to contact individual 
processors to determine what funds are available. 



County 


Company Name ^^^^| 




1 Work Phone 


Laclede 


East 32 Meat Processing 
Spring Valley Meat Processing 


Lebanon 
Conway 


417-588-2329 
417-589-3633 


Lafayette 


Alma Meats 

Higginsville Processing Plant 

Nadler's Locker Plant 


Alma 

Higginsville 

Wellington 


660-674-2231 
660-584-3550 
816-240-8124 


Lawrence 


J &J Processing 


Pierce City 


417-476-5451 


Lewis 


Lumley Locker 


La Belle 


660-213-3373 


Lincoln 


Brown's Processing 
Brown's Smokehouse Meats 


Elsberry 
Winfield 


573-384-5284 
636-566-6112 



Linn 



King Processing Co. 


Marceline 


660-376-2640 


Meadville Locker 


Meadville 


660-938-4318 


Purdin Processing 


Purdin 


660-244-3888 


Sprague's Locker 


Brookfield 


660-258-5148 



Livingston 


Singer Locker Service 


Chillicothe 


660-646-0951 


Macon 


Buckridge Butcher Shop 
Special D Meats 


La Plata 
Macon 


No phone 
660-385-2141 


Maries 


Moreland's Processing 
The Butcher Shop 


St. James 
Freeburg 


573-699-4360 
573-744-5888 


Marion 


Hannibal Custom Processing 
Walnut Hill Farms 


Hannibal 
Philadelphia 


573-221-8999 
573-439-5945 


Mercer 


Princeton Custom Meat Processing 


Princeton 


660-748-4560 


Monroe 


White Barn Processing 


Monroe City 


573-735-1418 


Montgomery 


Davis Meat Processor 


Jonesburg 


636-488-5227 


Newton 


Hatfield's Meats 
Seneca Locker Plant 


Neosho 
Seneca 


417-624-3765 
417-623-6512 


Nodaway ^^^^^^0 ^^B ^^^^B 


Osage 


Scherf Meat Processing 


Loose Creek 


573-897-9930 


Ozark 


Randall Vaught 


Gainsville 


417-679-1080 


Perry 


Stonie's Sausage Shop 


Perryville 


573-547-2540 


Pettis 


Kempf's Custom Processing 
Ray's Processing 


Sedalia 
Otterville 


660-826-2898 
660-343-5766 


Phelps 


Steve-n-Sons Meat Processing 


Newburg 


573-762-2237 



State-wide sponsors of the cost-reduction program 
include the Conservation Department, Shelter Insurance, 
Bass Pro Shops, the Conservation Federation of Missouri, 
Missouri Chapter Whitetails Unlimited, Missouri Chapter Safari 
Club International, Missouri Chapter National Wild Turkey 
Federation, Drury Hotels, Midway USA Inc., Missouri Deer 
Hunters Assoc, and Missouri Food Banks Association. To learn 
more about the program or to find out how your organization 
can become involved, contact the Conservation Department 
at 573-522-41 1 5 or the Conservation Federation of Missouri at 
573-634-2322. 



County 


Company Name ^^^V 


City ^^1 


1 Work Phone' 


Pike 


Hilty's Custom Butchering 
L&M Processing 
Woods Smoked Meats 


Bowling Green 
Bowling Green 
Bowling Green 


No phone 
573-324-2275 
573-324-2247 


Polk 


Hoerman's Meat Company 
Shrock's Country Butchering 


Fair Grove 
Buffalo 


417-759-2027 
417-345-4342 


Ralls 


Center Locker Service 
Four Quarter Processing 


Center 
Perry 


573-267-3343 
573-565-2622 


Randolph 


Moberly Custom Meat Processing 


Moberly 


660-651-9472 


Saline 


Smith's Food Bank 


Slater 


660-529-3451 


Schuyler 


Robert Aldridge 


Queen City 


660-766-2582 


Scotland 


Rutledge Meat Locker 


Rutledge 


660-883-5358 


Shannon 


Ronald E. Stein 


Winona 


573-325-1365 


St. Charles 


Dan's Country Meats 
Josephville Meat Processing 


NewMelle 
Wentzville 


636-828-5266 
636-327-5455 


Ste. Genevieve 


Bloomsdale Meat Processing 
Saint Genevieve Butcher Shop 


Bloomsdale 
Ste. Genevieve 


573-483-9555 
573-883-2543 



St. Louis 



G&W Sausage 


St. Louis 


314-352-5066 


HMS Quality Meat Service 


Kirkwood 


314-966-8606 


John's Butcher Shoppe 


St. Louis 


314-423-8066 


KenricksMeatCo. 


St. Louis 


314-631-2440 


Mateker's Meat Shop 


St. Louis 


314-842-4100 


Max's Meats & Deli 


Florissant 


314-831-6164 



Stoddard 


J &G Meats 


Puxico 


573-222-3144 


Stone 


Oldfield Packing LLC 


Oldfield 


417-634-3943 


Sullivan 


Tucker's Grocers & Processing 


Green Castle 


660-874-5145 


Taney 


Oldfield Packing LLC 


Oldfield 


417-634-3943 


Texas 


Cummins Custom Meats 


Licking 


573-674-3501 


Warren 


Wright City Meat Co. 


Wright City 


636-745-3331 


Wayne 


Piedmont Processing 


Piedmont 


573-223-4950 


Webster 


Gibson Packing 


Seymour 


417-935-4657 


Wright 


Forrest Meat Processing Inc. 


Norwood 


417-746-4111 



37 



Deer and turkey hunting is only allowed on Depart- 
ment areas that are listed in the chart. If an area that is 
owned or managed by the Conservation Department 
is not listed, deer and turkey hunting is not allowed, except 
during managed hunts. For hunting opportunities on pub- 
lic land that is not owned or managed by the Conservation 
Department, contact the appropriate agency. 



The six different deer hunting options are designed to limit 
doe harvest at various levels and provide different types of 
hunting. Check the chart below to find the type of hunt you 
prefer. 

The two turkey hunting options provide firearms hunters 
and archers places to hunt using their preferred method. 

For maps and more details of areas listed on the following 
pages, contact the regional office or go to mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



Regulation key for chart (pages 38-46) 



Deer 

1 . Statewide deer seasons and limits apply. 

2. Only archery methods may be used. Deer hunting 
with firearms is prohibited. All other statewide deer 
seasons and limits apply. 

3. Only archery and muzzleloading methods may be 
used. All other statewide deer seasons and limits 
apply. 

4. Archery and firearms deer hunting is permitted for 
antlered or antlerless deer on the following permits 
only: Archer's Hunting Permit and Firearms Any-Deer 
Hunting Permit. No archery antlerless or firearm 
antlerless permits may be used. All other statewide 
seasons and limits apply. 

5. Antlered or antlerless deer may be taken on an 
Archer's Hunting Permit. Only antlered deer may be 
taken during the youth, November, and alternative 
methods portions of the firearms deer season with 
a Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit. No archery 
antlerless or firearm antlerless permits may be used. 
Closed to firearms deer hunting during the urban 
zones and antlerless portions. All other statewide 
deer seasons and limits apply. 

6. Archery and firearms deer hunting is permitted 
for antlered or antlerless deer on the following 
permits only: Archer's Hunting Permit and Firearms 
Any-Deer Permit. No archery antlerless or firearms 
antlerless permits may be used. Closed to firearms 
deer hunting during the urban zones and antlerless 
portions. All other statewide deer seasons and limits 
apply. 



Turkey 

7. Statewide turkey seasons and limits apply. See pages 
13-14 for methods and limits. 

8. Only archery methods may be used to take turkeys. 

m All other statewide turkey seasons and limits apply. ■ 



1 

NORTHWEST 


"\ 




816-271 


■3100 




a/ 




Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Agency 


Buchanan 


1^ 












u^ 




Aspinwall Bend 


Atchison 








]/* 






u^ 




BagleyWoods^ 


Mercer 


1^ 












u^ 




Belcher Branch Lake 


Buchanan 






]^ 








u^ 




Bilby Ranch Lake 


Nodaway 






i> 








\/^ 




Bluffwoods 


Buchanan 








u^ 






u^ 




Bonanza 


Caldwell 








u^ 






u^ 




Brickyard Hill 


Atchison 








u^ 






u^ 




Brown 


Holt 




u^ 










i^A 




Bunch Hollow 


Carroll 


]^ 












u^ 




Chloe Lowry Marsh 


Mercer 


u^ 












\/^ 




Christie 


Andrew 


]/' 












u^ 




Corning 


Atchison, Holt 








u^ 






u^ 




Crooked River 


Ray 






]^ 








u^ 




Dalton Bottoms Access 


Chariton 


u^ 












u^ 




Davis Memorial 


Andrew 


u^ 












i> 




Denton Access 


Gentry 






u^ 








u^ 




Deroin Bend 


Atchison, Holt 








u^ 






u^ 




Dupree Memorial 


Buchanan 




u^ 










u^ 




Elam Bend 


Gentry 








u^ 






u^ 




EIrod Mill Access 


Andrew 


u^ 












\/^ 




Floyd Memorial 


Chariton 




u^ 










u^ 




Fountain Grove 


Linn, Livingston 




i^ 










i>A,B 




Gallatin 


Daviess 








i> 






^ 




Grand Pass 


Saline 




]^ 












]^ 


Grand Trace 


Harrison 








u^ 






u^ 




Hadorn Bridge Access 


Andrew 




i> 










\/^ 




Happy Holler Lake 


Andrew 








u^ 






u^ 




Hardin 


Ray 


i> 












u^ 





38 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Helton Memorial 


Harrison 








u^ 






^ 




Holmes Bend Access 


Daviess 


u^ 












u^ 




Honey Creek 


Andrew 










)^ 




u^ 




Jamesport Community 
Lake 


Daviess 




i^ 












u^ 


King Lake 


DeKalb, Gentry 






i^ 








]^ 




Kneib Memorial 


Buchanan 




i^ 










u^ 




Lake Paho 


Mercer 






i^ 








u^ 




Little Compton Lake 


Carroll 






1^ 








^ 




Little Tarkio Prairie 


Holt 


i> 












]^ 




Logan Memorial 


Buchanan 




i> 










u^ 




Lotts Creek 


Harrison 


]/' 












u^ 




Lower Hamburg Bend 


Atchison 






1^ 








I/' 




McClure 


Mercer 


]^ 












u^ 




McCormack 


Holt 






i> 








u^ 




McGee Family 


Clinton 






i^ 








u^ 




McKinny 


Carroll 


i> 












^ 




Mockingbird Hill Access 


Grundy 




i^ 










u^ 




Monkey Mountain 


Holt 








u^ 






i> 




Mussel Fork 


Linn, Macon 


u^ 












i> 




Nishnabotna 


Atchison 








]y 






i> 




Nodaway County 
Community Lake 


Nodaway 






1^ 








i> 




Nodaway Valley 


Andrew, Holt 




i^ 










^A 




Pawnee Prairie 


Harrison 


i> 












^ 




Pigeon Hill 


Buchanan 






i^ 








]^ 




Pony Express Lake 


Dekalb 










i> 




u^ 




Poosey 


Livingston 


]/' 












u^ 




Price Bridge Access 


Chariton 


i> 












I/' 




Punkin Center Access 


Livingston 






u^ 








u^ 




Riverbreaks 


Holt 








u^ 






u^ 




Rush Bottoms 


Holt 








}/^ 






i> 




Schifferdecker Memorial 


Carroll 


i> 












^ 




Seat Memorial 


Gentry, Worth 










u^ 




u^ 




Sowards Ford Access 


Worth 






i> 








u^ 




Star School Hill Prairie 


Atchison 


u^ 












u^ 




Sterling Price Community 
Lake 


Chariton 




i> 










u^ 




Sunbridge Hills 


Buchanan 




i^ 










]^ 




Tarkio Prairie 


Atchison 








u^ 






u^ 





^This area is landlocked. You must get permission from 

surrounding landowners to gain access. 
^Area is accessible by boat via Grand River or with permission 

from surrounding landowners. 
^Only nontoxic shot may be used. 
^Firearms methods may be used to hunt turkeys only from 

Oct. 1-14. 



Area Name 






Deer 


Turkey 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Thurnau 


Holt 








I/' 






\/^ 




Vandyke 


Mercer 


u^ 












u^ 




Wagner 


Ray 






1^ 








u^ 




Wiese^ 


Carroll, Chariton 


)/^ 












u^ 




Wolf Creek Bend 


Holt 








I/' 






\/^ 




Worth County 
Community Lake 


Worth 






1^ 








\/^ 




Worthwine Island 


Andrew 








)/^ 






u^ 




Yellow Creek 


Chariton 




1^ 










i> 




NORTHEAST 


A 


660-785-2420 




u 




Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Anderson 


Pike, Ralls 








u^ 






u^ 




Arrow-Wood 


Shelby 


i> 












u^ 




Atlanta- 
Long Branch Lake 


Macon 










i> 




u^ 




Bee Hollow 


Macon, 
Randolph 


]/' 












u^ 




Big Creek 


Adair 






1^ 








u^ 




Black Hawk Access 


Marion 


]/' 












u^ 




Bollow 


Shelby 


u^ 












i> 




Buck and Doe Run 


Clark 


]^ 












u^ 




Callahan Mound Access 


Marion 


i> 












u^ 




Cedar Bluff Access 


Monroe 


]/^ 












u^ 




Clark 


Clark 








\/^ 






i> 




Dark Hollow 


Sullivan 










]^ 




u^ 




Deer Ridge 


Lewis 








u^ 






u^ 




Dodd Access 


Macon 




i^ 










u^ 




Dunn Ford Access 


Marion 


I/' 












\/^ 




Dupont Reservation 


Pike 






]^ 








u^ 




Ella Ewing Lake 


Scotland 




i^ 










u^ 




Elmslie Memorial 


Marion 


i^ 












u^ 




Fox Valley Lake 


Clark 








v^ 






l> 




Frost Island 


Clark 






]^ 








]^ 




Griffiths Memorial 


Macon 






i> 








u^ 




Heath Memorial 


Clark 








1/^ 






u^ 




Henry Sever Lake 


Knox 








i/^ 






u^ 




Hidden Hollow 


Macon 


u^ 












]^ 




Hunnewell Lake 


Shelby 








u^ 






l> 




Indian Hills 


Scotland 






]/' 








u^ 




LaBelle Lake 


Lewis 




1^ 










u^ 




Locust Creek 


Sullivan 








]^ 






u^ 




McPike Access 


Marion 




i^ 










u^ 




Mineral Hills 


Putnam 


)/' 












u^ 





39 



See Page 38 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed \ 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Montgomery Woods 


Adair, Macon 


1^ 












^ 




Morris Prairie 


Sullivan 






u^ 








u^ 




Mound View Access 


Shelby 




u^ 










u^ 




Neeper 


Clark 


1^ 












u^ 




Pin Oak 


Shelby 


1^ 












^ 




Ranacker 


Pike 










]^ 




u^ 




Ray Memorial, J. Thad 


Marion 




u^ 












)^ 


Rebel's Cove 


Putnam, 
Schuyler 








u^ 






u^ 




Redman 


Macon 






]^ 








]^ 




Rocky Hollow 


Monroe 


u^ 












u^ 




Rose Pond 


Clark 


i> 












u^ 




Sears Community Lake 


Sullivan 




\/^ 










^ 




Shanks 


Pike 




]^ 










^A,B 




Shoemaker 


Adair 


i> 












u^ 




Soulard Access 


Marion 


]/' 












u^ 




Sugar Creek 


Adair 


\^ 












I/' 




Sunnyside School Access 


Lewis 


i> 












u^ 




Sunrise Access 


Marion 




u^ 










u^ 




Thomas Hill Reservoir 


Macon 


i> 












u^ 




Tolona Access 


Lewis 




^ 










^ 




Union Ridge 


Adair, Putnam, 
Sullivan 










u^ 




u^ 




Upper Mississippi- 
Angle, Blackbird, 
Blackburn, Ducher, 
Gilbert, Mozier, Pharrs, 
North and South Fritz 
islands 


Pike 


I/' 












I/' 




Upper Mississippi- 
Bay Island 


Marion 




i> 










^ 




Upper Mississippi — 
Cottonwood Island 


Lewis 


i> 












u^ 




Upper Mississippi— 
Fabius, Orton, Poage, 
Whitney, Ziegler islands 


Marion 


i> 












u^ 




White Oak Bend Access 


Knox 


i> 












i> 




Willingham Memorial 


Monroe 


^ 












^ 




Woodlawn Access 


Monroe 


]/^ 












u^ 




Wyaconda Crossing 


Lewis 


i^ 












u^ 





^Only nontoxic shot may be used. 

^Firearms methods may be used to hunt turkeys only from 
Oct. 1-14. 







\ 
















KANSAS CITY > 


816-622-0900 




u 




Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Amarugia Highland 


Cass 












u^ 


)^ 




Balltown Access 


Vernon 


]/^ 












u^ 




Baltimore Bend 


Lafayette 


u^ 












\/^ 




Big Buffalo Creek 


Benton, Morgan 


]/^ 












u^ 




Big Drywood Creek 


Vernon 




u^ 










u^ 




Birdsong 


St. Clair 


]/' 












u^ 




Bittern Bottoms 


Cass 




^ 












I/' 


Blackjack Access 


St. Clair 


]^ 












u^ 




Brickley Hollow Access 


Benton 




i> 










u^ 




Bridger Urban 


Jackson 




1^ 












i^ 


Bristow 


Vernon 












u^ 


i> 




B run's Tract 


Pettis 






]^ 








u^ 




Bryson's Hope 


Pettis 






)^ 








u^ 




Cephas Ford Access 


Vernon 


i^ 












u^ 




Chapel View Prairie 


Henry 






i> 








^ 




Coo ley Lake 


Clay 






]^ 








i>A 




Dave Rock 


St. Clair 












u^ 


^ 




Dorsett Hill Prairie 


Cass 




u^ 










u^ 




Douglas Branch 


Vernon 


]/^ 












\/^ 




Drovers Prairie 


Pettis 






]^ 










]^ 


Edmonson Access 


Benton 




i^ 










u^ 




Ferguson-Herold 


Lafayette 




u^ 










u^ 




Fewel 


Henry 






i> 








i> 




Flight Lake 


Vernon 












u^ 


u^ 




Four Rivers Unit 1 
(north of Little Osage 
River), 2 and 3 


Bates, Vernon 




u^ 










i^A 




Four Rivers Unit 1 
(portion south of Little 
Osage River and Prairie 
Woods Tract) 


Bates, Vernon 


]^ 












i^A 




Four Rivers Unit 4 


Bates, Vernon 






i> 








^A 




Friendly Prairie 


Pettis 






]^ 










]^ 


Gama Grass Prairie 


Vernon 






i> 








u^ 




Grandfather Prairie 


Pettis 






u^ 








u^ 




Granny's Acres 


Benton 


u^ 












\/^ 




Grove Memorial 


Lafayette 




]^ 










u^ 




Harmony Mission Lake 


Bates 






]^ 








u^ 




Hartwell 


Pettis 






u^ 








u^ 




Hazel Hill Lake 


Johnson 












u^ 


i> 





40 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Hi Lonesome Prairie 


Benton 






u^ 








^ 




Ionia Ridge 


Benton 






u^ 








u^ 




Kahrs-BogerPark 


Pettis 












^ 


u^ 




J.N. "Turkey" Kearn 
Memorial Units 1,2 


Johnson, Pettis 










)^ 




u^ 




J.N. "Turkey" Kearn 
Memorial Unit 3 


Johnson, Pettis 






u^ 








u^ 




W.R. Kearn 


Pettis 






u^ 








u^ 




Kendzora 


Buchanan, 
Platte 




i> 










u^ 




Kings Prairie Access 


St. Clair 


i> 












u^ 




Ladue Bottoms 


Henry 






i> 








i> 




Liberty Bend 


Clay 




i> 










^ 




Linscomb 


St. Clair 












u^ 


]^ 




Little Bean Marsh 


Platte 




i> 










i>A 




Lone Jack Lake 


Jackson 




1^ 










u^ 




Lost Valley Fish Hatchery 


Benton 




u^ 










)/' 




Maple Leaf Lake 


Lafayette 












i^ 


^ 




Marshall 


Platte 






]^ 








]^ 




Montrose 


Henry 




u^ 










^A,B 




Mora 


Benton 












u^ 


u^ 




Mount HuldaTowersite 


Benton 






i> 








I/' 




Old Town Access 


Bates 






i> 








]^ 




Osage Prairie 


Vernon 






u^ 








u^ 




Paint Brush Prairie 


Pettis 






u^ 








u^ 




Park, Guy B. 


Platte 




i^ 










^ 




Parma Woods Range and 
Training Center— north 
of power lines only 


Platte 




u^ 










]^ 




Pea body 


Bates 






u^ 








i> 




Perry Memorial 


Johnson, Pettis, 
Saline 










i^ 




u^ 




Platte Falls 


Platte 




]^ 










]^ 




Poague 


Henry 


i> 












u^ 




Ripgut Prairie 


Bates 












1/^ 


i> 




Schell-Osage 


St. Clair, Vernon 




i> 










i>A 




Settle's Ford 


Bates, Cass 




u^ 










i^A 




Sni-A-Bar 


Lafayette 




u^ 










u^ 




Taberville Prairie 


St. Clair 






)/^ 








u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Bethlehem 


Henry 


]/' 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Brownington 


Henry 


I/' 












^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Brush Creek 


Benton 


i> 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Cedar Creek 


Henry 


i> 












I/' 




Truman Reservoir- 
Cross Timbers 


Hickory 


i> 












u^ 





Area Name 






Deer 


Turkey 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Truman Reservoir— 
Deepwater Creek 


Henry 


]/' 












i> 




Truman Reservoir— 
Gallinipper Creek 


St. Clair 


u^ 












\/^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Gouge Eye 


Henry 


i> 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Grand River Bottoms 


Henry 


]/^ 












\/^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Leesville 


Henry 


i> 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Little Pomme deTerre 


Benton 


u^ 












\/^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Little Tebo Creek 


Benton 


i> 












^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Sac-Osage 


St. Clair 


]/' 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Salt Creek 


St. Clair 


]^ 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Tebo Islands 


Benton 


]/' 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir- 
Upper Tebo Creek 


Henry 


u^ 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Valhalla 


St. Clair 


]/' 












u^ 




Truman Reservoir— 
Weaubleau Creek 


St. Clair 


]^ 












u^ 




Urich 


Henry 


i> 












\/^ 




Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie- 
north of Hwy. 82 


St. Clair 






u^ 








u^ 




CENTRAL 






"X 


« 


\ 


573-815-7900 




u 




Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Ben Branch Lake 


Osage 


i> 












^ 




Bennitt, Rudolf 


Boone, Howard, 
Randolph 


]/^ 












u^ 




Blind Pony Lake 


Saline 




1^ 










u^ 




Blue Lick 


Saline 




1^ 










u^ 




Branch Towersite 


Camden 




u^ 










u^ 




Bruns Access 


Osage 


]/^ 












u^ 




Burnt Mill Cave 


Camden 


u^ 












i> 




Canaan 


Gasconade 












u^ 


]^ 




Carpenter Memorial 


Morgan 


i> 












u^ 




CI ifty Creek 


Maries 












u^ 


u^ 




Cooper Hill 


Osage 


]/^ 












i> 




Danville 


Montgomery 










]^ 




u^ 




Davisdale 


Howard 










i> 




u^ 




Diana Bend 


Howard 


)/' 












u^ 




Diggs 


Audrain 












\/^ 


^ 




Eagle Bluffs 


Boone 




u^ 












u^ 



41 



See Page 38 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed j 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Earthquake Hollow 


Callaway 






i^ 








^ 




Fiery Fork 


Camden 












]^ 


u^ 




Franklin Island 


Howard 






u^ 








u^ 




Gale Access 


Camden 




1^ 










u^ 




Grand Bluffs 


Montgomery 




1^ 










^ 




Hart Creek 


Boone 












u^ 


u^ 




Hinkson Woods 


Boone 




i^ 












)^ 


Hite Prairie 


Morgan 




i^ 










u^ 




Honey Creek Access 


Cole 




i^ 










^ 




Hungry Mother 


Howard 






]^ 








]^ 




Lamine River 


Cooper, Morgan 










i> 




u^ 




Lick Creek 


Boone 












u^ 


i> 




Little Dixie Lake 


Callaway 




i^ 










^ 




Loutre Lick Access 


Montgomery 






u^ 








u^ 




Lowe 


Audrain 




i^ 










u^ 




Madden Ford Access 


Miller 






u^ 








u^ 




Manito Lake 


Moniteau, 
Morgan 












u^ 


i> 




Mansfield 


Camden 




i> 










i> 




Marion Bottoms 


Cole, Moniteau 


)^ 












)/' 




Marshall Junction 


Saline 












u^ 


i> 




Moniteau Creek 


Howard 












]^ 


u^ 




Moores Mill Access 


Callaway 






i> 








u^ 




Northcutt Memorial 


Audrain 






i^ 








l> 




Painted Rock 


Osage 












u^ 


i> 




Pikes Camp Access 


Cole 


]/^ 












u^ 




Plowboy Bend 


Moniteau 












u^ 


i> 




Prairie Home 


Cooper, 
Moniteau 












]^ 


]^ 




Proctor Towersite 


Morgan 






u^ 








u^ 




Reform 


Callaway 




i^ 










i> 




Rinquelin Trail 
Community Lake 


Maries 






]^ 








u^ 




Rocky Fork Lakes 


Boone 






i> 








i> 




Rocky Mount Towersite 


Miller 




i^ 










u^ 




Saline Valley 


Miller 


)^ 












i> 




Scrivner Road 


Cole 












u^ 


u^ 




Smith 


Cole, Moniteau 






i> 








I/' 




Smoky Waters 


Cole, Osage 


]/^ 












]^ 




Spring Creek Gap 


Maries 












u^ 


u^ 




Stringtown Bridge Access 


Cole 




1^ 










u^ 




Tate Island 


Callaway 


u^ 












I/' 





Area Name 






Deer 


Turkey 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Three Creeks 


Boone 








i^ 






1^ 




Toronto Springs 


Camden 












i^ 


1^ 




Tri-City Community Lake 


Boone 




i^ 










i^ 




Vandalia Community 
Lake 


Audrain 




i^ 










u^ 




Waters & Moss Memorial 


Boone 




1^ 












]^ 


Wellsville Lake 


Montgomery 






1^ 








u^ 




Whetstone Creek 


Callaway 














u^ 




White 


Audrain 


u^ 












\/^ 




Wigwam School Access 


Morgan 




1^ 










u^ 




Wilson Camp Access 


Miller 






1^ 








u^ 




ST. LOUIS 






^ " 


\ 


\ 


636-441-4554 






U 




Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Anderson Memorial 


Crawford 




i^ 










u^ 




B.K. Leach Memorial 


Lincoln 




1^ 










^A,B 




Blue Springs Creek 


Crawford 


u^ 












U^ 




Bootleg Access 


Washington 


i> 












u^ 




Catawissa 


Franklin 




1^ 










u^ 




Crooked Creek 


Crawford 


u^ 












i> 




Cuivre Island- 
Island portion only 


Lincoln, 
St. Charles 












i^ 


u^ 




Cuivre Island- 
Mainland portion 


Lincoln, 
St. Charles 




1^ 










u^ 




Daniel Boone 


Warren 










1^ 




i> 




Howell Island 


St. Charles 




1^ 










u^ 




Hughes Mountain 


Washington 


)^ 












u^ 




Huzza h 


Crawford 


i> 












u^ 




Kessler Memorial 


Lincoln 




i^ 










\/^ 




Keysville Towersite 


Crawford 


]^ 












u^ 




Kingston Access 


Washington 






1^ 








u^ 




LaBarque Creek 


Jefferson 




i^ 










u^ 




Little Indian Creek 


Franklin, 
Washington 










i^ 




u^ 




Little Lost Creek 


Warren 










i> 




u^ 




Logan 


Lincoln 












i^ 


i> 




Long Ridge 


Franklin 










1^ 




u^ 




Meramec 


Franklin 


]^ 












]^ 




Merrill Horse Access 


Jefferson 




1^ 










l> 




Pacific Palisades 


Jefferson 




i^ 










u^ 




Pea Ridge 


Washington 


I/' 












u^ 





42 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Prairie Slough 


Lincoln, Pike 




1^ 










^ 




Redhorse Access 


Franklin 






i^ 








u^ 




Reifsnider 


Warren 










)^ 




u^ 




River 'Round 


Franklin 






1^ 








i> 




Sandy Island 


Lincoln 


1^ 












^ 




Sizemore Memorial 


Crawford 




1^ 










]^ 




St. Stanislaus 


St. Louis 




i^ 














Upper Mississippi- 
Dresser Island 


St. Charles 




i> 










u^ 




Upper Mississippi- 
Pool 26 Tracts 


St. Charles 


1^ 












u^ 




Upper Mississippi— Stag, 
Sterling, Westport islands 


Lincoln 


]^ 












]^ 




Valley View Glades 


Jefferson 




i^ 










u^ 




Victoria Glades 


Jefferson 




i> 










1^ 




Vonaventure Memorial 


Lincoln 




i^ 










u^ 




Weldon Spring 


St. Charles 














^ 




White Memorial 


Lincoln 












]^ 


u^ 




Young 


Jefferson 




i> 










u^ 










SOUTHWES 


' w 


\ 417-895-6880 


Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Barclay 


Dallas 


i> 












u^ 




Bear Creek 


Laclede 


]/^ 












u^ 




Bennett Spring Access 


Dallas 




i^ 










^ 




Bethel Prairie 


Barton 






1^ 








u^ 




Bluff Springs 


Cedar 


i> 












u^ 




Bois d'Arc^ 


Greene 




1^ 










u^ 




Boston Ferry 


Taney 




1^ 












i> 


Brush Creek 


Polk 


]^ 












]^ 




Buffalo Hills 


McDonald 










i> 






u^ 


Buffalo Wallow Prairie 


Barton 






1^ 








u^ 




Bushwhacker Lake 


Barton, Vernon 






1^ 








^ 




Busiek 


Christian 






]^ 








]^ 




Capps Creek 


Newton 






i> 










i> 


Charity Access 


Dallas 


]/^ 












u^ 




Clear Creek 


Barton, Vernon 






i> 








I/' 




Coffin Cave 


Laclede 






u^ 








u^ 





^This area is closed Oct. 6-7 for a managed hunt. 
^This area is closed Oct. 20-22 for a managed hunt. 
^Only nontoxic shot may be used. 

^Firearms methods may be used to hunt turkeys only from 
Oct. 1-14. 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Compton Hollow 


Webster 












u^ 


I/' 




Comstock Prairie 


Barton 






u^ 








]^ 




Cowskin Access 


McDonald 


i> 














i^ 


Cross Timbers Access 


Hickory 


]/^ 












u^ 




Dale Sare 


Greene 




1^ 










\/^ 




Davis Memorial 


Barton 






]^ 








u^ 




Deep Ford Access 


McDonald 


i> 














u^ 


Diamond Grove Prairie 


Newton 




1^ 












i^ 


Dorris Creek Prairie 


Barton 




u^ 










\/^ 




Drury-Mincy^ 


Taney 




u^ 










u^ 




Drynob Access 


Laclede 




^ 












i> 


Drywood 


Barton 




i> 










u^ 




Fiddlers Ford Access 


Dade 




^ 










\/^ 




Flag Spring 


Barry, 
McDonald 












u^ 




I/' 


Fort Crowd er 


Newton 


]/' 














i^ 


Goodman Towersite 


Newton 




i> 












I/' 


Goose Creek 


Laclede 


]^ 












u^ 




Hayes Spring 


Stone 


i> 












u^ 




Holland 


Stone 


]/' 












u^ 




Hoi lister Towersite 


Taney 


u^ 












\/^ 




Horse Creek Prairie 


Dade 




]^ 










u^ 




Huckleberry Ridge 


McDonald 












u^ 




i> 


Indigo Prairie 


Dade 




\/^ 










u^ 




Jessie Hollow 


Stone 


I/' 












i> 




Kickapoo Prairie 


Lawrence 


u^ 












u^ 




Lanagan Towersite 


McDonald 


u^ 














u^ 


Lead Mine 


Dallas 












u^ 


i> 




Little Sac Woods 


Greene 












u^ 


u^ 




Mary Lawson 


Laclede 


u^ 












]^ 




Monegaw Prairie 


Cedar 




i> 










l> 




Mo-No-I Prairie 


Barton 




i^ 










u^ 




Mon-Shon Prairie 


Barton 




u^ 










u^ 




Mule Shoe 


Camden, 
Hickory 


i^ 












u^ 




Murphy Memorial 


Hickory 


)/^ 












u^ 




Neosho Towersite 


Newton 




I/' 












i> 


Niangua 


Webster 


u^ 












]^ 




Osage Fork 


Laclede 




1^ 










l> 




Pa Sole Prairie 


Barton 






]/' 








u^ 




Paris Springs Access 


Lawrence 


I/' 












l> 




Phenix Access 


Greene 


\^ 












l> 




Pilot Knob 


Stone 


u^ 












]^ 




Pleasant Hope 


Polk 










i> 




u^ 





43 



See Page 38 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed j 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to mdc.mo.gov/atlas. 



Area Name 






Deer 


Turkey 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


PommedeTerreLake 
Management Lands 


Hickory, Polk 


i^ 












u^ 




Powell Towers ite 


McDonald 


i> 














u^ 


Providence Prairie 


Lawrence 


1^ 












u^ 




Rader Access 


Webster 


1^ 












I/' 




Redwing Prairie 


Barton 




i^ 










u^ 




Risch 


Barton 






i> 








u^ 




Roaring River 


Barry 


!^ 












u^ 




Rocky Barrens 


Greene 




1^ 










^ 




Sentinel 


Polk 


]^ 












u^ 




Shawnee Trail 


Barton 






i^ 








u^ 




Shelton Memorial 


Dade 




1^ 










u^ 




Sky Prairie 


Cedar 




i^ 










I/' 




Sloane 


Dade 




1^ 










]^ 




Stockton Lake- 
Big Sac Unit 


Dade, Polk 












i> 


^ 




Stockton Lake- 
Little Sac Unit 


Dade, Polk 






i^ 








u^ 




Stony Point Prairie 


Dade 






u^ 








u^ 




Stubblefield Access 


Barry 




1^ 










l> 




Talbot 


Lawrence 










u^ 




i> 




Tipton Ford Access 


Newton 




i^ 












u^ 


Treaty Line Prairie 


Barton 




i> 










i> 




Turkey Creek 


Cedar 


U^ 












i> 




Twenty-Five Mile Prairie 


Polk 






i> 








f^ 




Williams Ford Access 


Dallas 


i> 












^ 




Wire Road 


Stone 






]^ 








]^ 










OZARK 


^ ^ 


V 


X 417-256-7161 


Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Allen Memorial 


Wright 




i^ 










u^ 




Angeline 


Shannon 


]/' 












i> 




Barn Hollow 


Howell, Texas 


\^ 












I/' 




Barnes 


Texas 


]/^ 












]^ 




Beaver Creek 


Phelps 




i^ 










u^ 




Birch Creek 


Shannon 


]/' 












u^ 




Bohigian 


Phelps 


]/' 












^ 




Brown 


Dent 




i^ 










]^ 




Bull Shoals Lake 


Ozark 


u^ 












u^ 




Buzzard Bluff Access 


Wright 


]/' 












u^ 





Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


CaboolTowersite 


Texas 


u^ 












i^ 




Caney Mountain— 
Outside Fenced Portion 


Ozark 








\/^ 






1^ 




Caney Mountain- 
Inside Fenced Portion 


Ozark 














i^ 




Carter Creek 


Carter 








u^ 






i^ 




Cedar Gap 


Wright 


i> 












u^ 




Cedar Grove 


Dent 


]/' 












u^ 




Clement Memorial Forest 


Dent 


u^ 












\/^ 




Cover Memorial 


Oregon 


]^ 












u^ 




Cover Prairie 


Howell 




i> 










u^ 




Davidson-Paris 


Howell 




]/* 










u^ 




Davis 


Howell 




u^ 










\/^ 




Dixon Towersite 


Pulaski 




u^ 










u^ 




Eck 


Texas 




u^ 










u^ 




Fort Leonard Wood 
Towersite 


Pulaski 




u^ 










u^ 




Fourche Creek— 
Gatewood Tract 


Ripley 




]/* 










u^ 




Fourche Creek- 
Excluding 
Gatewood Tract 


Ripley 










u^ 




u^ 




Fuson 


Wright 


i^ 












u^ 




Gasconade Hills 


Pulaski 


i> 












l> 




Gist Ranch 


Texas 


u^ 












]^ 




Grandin Towersite 


Ripley 


u^ 












u^ 




Hemenway 


Ripley 




]/* 










u^ 




Horseshoe Bend 


Texas 




u^ 










l> 




Houston Towersite 


Texas 


]^ 












]^ 




Hunter Towersite 


Carter 


u^ 












u^ 




Hyer Woods 


Dent 




u^ 










u^ 




Indian Trail 


Dent 


i> 












l> 




Little Black 


Ripley 


u^ 












]^ 




Little Prairie 


Phelps 




u^ 










u^ 




Massengill 


Douglas 


i> 












u^ 




Midvale 


Texas 


I/' 












u^ 




Montauk Towersite 


Dent 




u^ 










]^ 




Mountain View Towersite 


Howell 


u^ 












u^ 




Mudpuppy 


Ripley 


]/' 












u^ 




Norfork Lake 


Ozark 


I/' 












u^ 




Odin Access 


Wright 


]^ 












u^ 




Patrick Bridge Access 


Ozark 


i> 












u^ 




Peck Ranch- 
Outside Fenced Portion 


Carter, Shannon 








u^ 






]^ 





44 



Area Name 






Deer 


Turkey 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Piney River Narrows 


Texas 




1^ 










1^ 




Rippee 


Douglas 


u^ 












1^ 




Rocky Creek 


Shannon 


u^ 












i^ 




RosatiTowersite 


Phelps 




1^ 










i^ 




Rose Hill Towersite 


Oregon 


I/' 












1^ 




Roubidoux Creek 


Pulaski 




i^ 










i^ 




Sand Pond 


Ripley 




i^ 










i^ 




Shannon Ranch 


Douglas 


u^ 












1^ 




Short Bend Access 


Dent 




i^ 










1^ 




Sunklands 


Shannon 


]^ 












1^ 




Tecumseh Towersite 


Ozark 


i> 












i^ 




Thomasville Towersite 


Shannon 


]/' 












1^ 




Timber Knob Towersite 


Ozark 


i> 












1^ 




Tingler Prairie 


Howell 


]^ 












i^ 




Twin Knobs Towersite 


Douglas 


)^ 












i^ 




Vanderhoef Memorial 


Howell 




i^ 










1^ 




Vera Cruz Access 


Douglas 


I/' 












1^ 




Warm Fork 


Oregon 


u^ 












i^ 




White State Forest 
Nursery 


Texas 


i> 












1^ 




White Ranch 


Howell 








i^ 






1^ 




White River Trace 


Dent 




1^ 










i^ 




Woods Memorial 


Crawford, 
Phelps 




1^ 










1^ 




SOUTHEASl 




1 573-290-5730 


r 


V 

1 






Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Amidon Memorial 


Bollinger 


i> 












1^ 




Apple Creek 


Cape Girardeau 










1^ 




i^ 




Aquilla Access 


Stoddard 


i> 












i^ 




Big Cane 


Butler 


}^ 












1^ 




Bismarck 


St. Francois 












1^ 


1^ 




Black Island- 
Stephen Bradford and 
Gayoso Bend units 


Pemiscot 










1^ 






i^ 


Black Island— Desoto and 
Wolf Bayou units 


Pemiscot 




1^ 












1^ 


Buck Mountain 


St. Francois 


]/^ 












i^ 





This area is landlocked. You must get permission from 

surrounding landowners to gain access. 
^Only nontoxic shot may be used. 
^Firearms methods may be used to hunt turkeys only from 

Oct. 1-14. 



Area Name 


County 


Deer 


Turkey 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


Buford Mountain 


Iron, 
Washington 


1^ 












u^ 




Carmichael 


Butler 


1^ 












u^ 




Cash Memorial 


Dunklin 






u^ 












Cash Memorial— 
Largent Annex 


Dunklin 






i> 












Castor River 


Bollinger 


1^ 












u^ 




Cedar Mountain^ 


Iron 




i> 










u^ 




Chalk Bluff Trail Access 


Dunklin 




^ 












u^ 


Champion Springs^ 


Reynolds 


]^ 












u^ 




Clearwater 


Reynolds 


i> 












u^ 




Clearwater Lake 


Reynolds 


]/' 












u^ 




Clubb Creek 


Bollinger 


u^ 












\/^ 




Coldwater Access 


Wayne 


u^ 












u^ 




Coldwater 


Wayne 


i> 












u^ 




Coon Island 


Butler 




i> 










^A,B 




Corkwood 


Butler 




i> 










i> 




Crowley's Ridge 


Stoddard 


]/^ 












u^ 




Current River 


Carter, 

Reynolds, 

Shannon 


i> 












u^ 




Donaldson Point 


New Madrid 










u^ 






]/^ 


Duck Creek north of 
Hwy.Z 


Bollinger, 
Stoddard, 
Wayne 


]/^ 












i^A 




Duck Creek south of 
Hwy.Z 


Bollinger, 
Stoddard, 
Wayne 




u^ 










^A,B 




Duck Creek- 
Dark Cypress and 
Greenbrier units 


Bollinger 




^ 










^A,B 




Flatwoods 


Wayne 


]/^ 












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3 CSR 10-7.431 Deer Hunting Seasons: 
General Provisions 

(1 ) The current Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting 
Regulations and Infornnation booklet 

is hereby incorporated in this Code by 
reference. This booklet is published 
annually in August by, and a printed 
copy can be obtained from, the Missouri 
Departnnent of Conservation, PO Box 
1 80, Jefferson City, MO 65 1 02-01 80 
and is also available online at www. 
nnissouriconservation.org. This rule 
does not incorporate any subsequent 
amendments or additions. 

(2) Deer shall mean white-tailed deer 
and mule deer. Antlered deer shall 
mean deer with at least one (1 ) antler 
at least three inches (3") long, except as 
provided in 3 CSR 10-7.435. Deer may 
be pursued, taken, killed, possessed, or 
transported only as permitted in this 
Code. 

(3) Persons hunting or pursuing deer 
must possess a prescribed deer hunting 
permit. Resident landowners and lessees 
can qualify for no-cost permits. 

(4) Deer may be pursued or taken only 
from one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise 
until one-half (1/2) hour after sunset. 

(5) Deer Hunting Methods. 

(A) Archery: longbows, recurve bows, 
compound bows, and atlatl. 

(B) Muzzleloader: muzzleloading or 
cap-and-ball firearms, .40 caliber or 



larger, not capable of being loaded 
from the breech. 

(C) Any legal method: archery 
and muzzleloader methods; atlatl; 
crossbows; shotguns; handguns or 
rifles firing expanding-type centerfire 
ammunition; and air-powered guns, 
.40 caliber or larger, charged only 
from an external high compression 
power source (external hand pump, 
air tank, or air compressor). 

(D) Prohibited, in use or possession: 

1 . Methods restricted by local 
ordinance; 

2. Self-loading firearms with 
capacity of more than eleven 

(1 1) cartridges in magazine and 
chamber combined with the 
exception of concealed firearms 
carried by persons issued a 
concealed carry endorsement on a 
driver license or non-driver license 
and any qualified law enforcement 
officer or qualified retired law 
enforcement officer as defined 
in the Federal Law Enforcement 
Officers Safety Act (1 8 USC 926B or 
18 use 926C) (Firearms possessed 
under this exception may not be 
used to take wildlife while deer 
hunting. Proof of this exception 
must be carried while hunting.); 

3. Ammunition propelling more 
than one (1) projectile at a single 
discharge, such as buckshot; 




4. Full hard metal case projectiles; 

5. Fully automatic firearms; and 

6. Electronic calls or electronically 
activated calls. 

(6) Deer may not be hunted, pursued, 
taken, or killed — 

(A) While in a stream or other body of 
water; 

(B) From a boat with a motor 
attached; 

(C) With the aid of a motor-driven 
land conveyance or aircraft; 

(D) With the aid of dogs, in use or 
possession; 

(E) With the aid of artificial light or 
night vision equipment; 

(F) Within any area enclosed by a 
fence greater than seven feet (7') in 
height that could contain or restrict 
the free range of deer. Exceptions are 
provided in other rules or by written 
authorization of the director; and 

(G) With the aid of bait (grain or 
other feed placed or scattered so 
as to constitute an attraction or 
enticement to deer). Scents and 
minerals, including salt, are not 
regarded as bait; however, mineral 
blocks with food additives are 
prohibited. An area is considered 
baited for ten (1 0) days following 
complete removal of bait. A person 
shall be in violation of this provision 
if they take or attempt to take deer 
by the aid of bait, where the person 
knows or reasonably should know 
that the area is or has been baited. 
It is illegal to place bait in a way that 
causes others to be in violation of the 
baiting rule. 

(7) During the firearms deer hunting 
season and during managed firearms 
deer hunts on those areas where such 
hunts are held, all persons hunting 
any game, and also adult mentors 
accompanying them, must wear a 
cap or hat and a shirt, vest, or coat of 
the color commonly known as hunter 
orange, which must be plainly visible 
from all sides. Camouflage orange 
garments do not meet this requirement. 



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wildlife Code of Missouri (continued) 



The following are exempt from this 
requirement: 

(A) Migratory game bird hunters; 

(B) Archery permittees during the 
alternative methods portion; 

(C) All hunters in counties closed 
during the urban zones and antlerless 
portions; 

(D) Hunters using archery methods 
while hunting within municipal 
boundaries where discharge of 
firearms is prohibited; 

(E) Hunters on federal or state 
public hunting areas and during 
managed hunts where deer hunting 
is restricted to archery or crossbow 
methods; and 

(F) Hunters of small game and/or 
furbearers during the alternative 
methods portion. 

(8) Hunters who kill or injure a deer must 
make a reasonable effort to retrieve 
and tag it, but this does not authorize 
trespass. 

(9) Hunters who take a deer shall void 
their permit immediately by notching 
the month and date of harvest. The 
voided permit shall be attached to 
the deer. Deer may be possessed and 
transported only by the taker until 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System. All deer taken shall 




be accurately reported through the 
Telecheck Harvest Reporting System by 
1 0:00 p.m. on the day taken by the taker 
or in the taker's immediate presence. 
The Telecheck confirmation number 
shall be recorded immediately on the 
deer hunting permit as indicated on the 
permit. The deer shall remain intact or as 
a field-dressed carcass until the deer is 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System. All deer shall be 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System prior to processing or 
being removed from the state. 

(1 0) Deer (or parts thereof) reported in 
accordance with established procedures, 
when labeled with the full name and 
address of the taker, the date taken, and 
the Telecheck confirmation number of 
the deer, may be possessed, transported, 
and stored by anyone. Commercially 
processed deer meat may be donated to 
not-for-profit charitable organizations 
under guidelines established by the 
director. 

3 CSR 1 0-7.432 Deer: Archery Hunting 
Season 

(1 ) The archery deer hunting season 
is September 1 5 through January 1 5, 
excluding the November portion of 
the firearms deer hunting season. Use 
archery methods only; firearms may 
not be possessed with the following 




exceptions (Firearms possessed under 
these exceptions may not be used to 
take wildlife while archery hunting. 
Proof of this exception must be carried 
while hunting.): 

(A) Any person who has been issued 
a concealed carry endorsement on 

a driver license or non-driver license 
and such endorsement or license 
has not been suspended, revoked, 
canceled, or denied may carry 
concealed firearms on or about his/ 
her person while hunting; and 

(B) Any qualified law enforcement 
officer or qualified retired law 
enforcement officer as defined in the 
Federal Law Enforcement Officers 
Safety Act (1 8 USC 926B or 1 8 USC 
926C) may carry concealed firearms 
on or about his/her person while 
hunting. 

(2) Archery Deer Hunting Permits. 

(A) Resident or Nonresident Archer's 
Hunting Permit. Valid for two (2) deer 
statewide, except that only one (1 ) 
antlered deer may be taken prior to 
the November portion of the firearms 
deer hunting season. 

(B) Resident or Nonresident Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit. Valid 
for one (1 ) antlerless deer in any open 
county. Persons may purchase and fill 
any number of these permits, where 
valid. A Nonresident Archer's Hunting 
Permit must be purchased before 
purchasing Nonresident Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

3 CSR 10-7.433 Deer: Firearms 
Hunting Season 

(1 ) The firearms deer hunting season is 
comprised of six (6) portions. 

(A) Urban zones portion: October 5 
through 8, 201 2; use any legal deer 
hunting method to take antlerless 
deer in open zones. 

(B) Youth portions: November 3 and 4, 
201 2 and December 29 and 30, 201 2; 
for persons at least six (6) but not 
older than fifteen (1 5) years of age; 
use any legal deer hunting method 
to take one (1 ) deer statewide during 



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the November 3 and 4, 201 2 portion; 
use any legal deer hunting nnethod 
to take deer statewide during the 
Decennber 29 and 30, 201 2 portion. 

(C) Novennber portion: Novennber 
1 through 20, 201 2; use any legal 
deer hunting method to take deer 
statewide. 

(D) Alternative methods portion: 
December 1 5 through 25, 201 2; use 
muzzleloader and archery methods, 
crossbows, atlatl, handguns, and air- 
powered guns as defined in 3 CSR 
10-7.431 to take deer statewide. 

(E) Antlerless portion: November 21 
through December 2, 201 2; use any 
legal deer hunting method to take 
antlerless deer in open counties. 

(2) Firearms Deer Hunting Permits. 

(A) Resident or Nonresident Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit: valid for 
one (1 ) deer statewide, except that 
only antlerless deer may be taken 
during the urban zones and antlerless 
portions of the season. 

(B) Resident or Nonresident Firearms 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit: valid 
for one (1 ) antlerless deer in any open 
county. Persons may purchase any 
number of these permits and fill them 
where valid. A Nonresident Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit must 

be purchased before purchasing 
Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permits. 

(3) A person may take only one (1 ) 
antlered deer during the firearms deer 
hunting season. Deer taken at managed 
deer hunts are not included in this limit. 

(4) Other wildlife may be hunted during 
the firearms deer hunting season with 
the following restrictions: 

(A) During the November portion 
statewide and the antlerless portion 
in open counties, other wildlife may 
be hunted only with pistol, revolver, 
or rifle firing a .22 caliber or smaller 
rimfire cartridge, or a shotgun and 
shot not larger than No. 4; except 
that waterfowl hunters, trappers, or 
landowners on their land or lessees 
on land upon which they reside may 



use other methods as specified in 3 
CSR 10-7.41 0(1 )(G). 

(B) Furbearers may be hunted using 
any legal deer hunting method 
during established furbearer hunting 
seasons by persons holding an 
unfilled Firearms Deer Hunting 
Permit, and: 

1 . A Resident Small Game Hunting 
Permit; or 

2. A Nonresident Furbearer 
Hunting and Trapping Permit. 

(C) Furbearers may not be chased, 
pursued, or taken with the aid of 
dogs during daylight hours from 
November 1 through the end of the 
November portion statewide and the 
antlerless portion in open counties. 

(D) Squirrels and rabbits may not be 
chased, pursued, or taken with the 
aid of dogs during daylight hours 
of the November portion in Butler, 
Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, 
Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and 
Wayne counties. 

(5) Feral hogs, defined as any hog, 
including Russian and European wild 
boar, not conspicuously identified by 
ear tags or other forms of identification 
and roaming freely on public or 
private lands without the landowner's 
permission (refer to section 270.400 of 
Missouri Revised Statutes), may be taken 
in any number during the firearms deer 
hunting season as follows: 

(A) Hunters must possess a valid small 
game hunting or unfilled firearms 
deer hunting permit and abide by the 
methods of pursuit allowed for deer 
as well as any other restrictions that 
may apply on specific public areas. 

(B) During the November portion 
statewide and the antlerless portion 
in open counties: 

1 . Firearms deer permittees may 
only use methods allowed for 
deer. 

2. Small game permittees may 
only use pistol, revolver, or rifle 
firing a .22 caliber or smaller 



rimfire cartridge, or a shotgun with 
shot not larger than No. 4. 

3. Dogs may not be used. 

(C) During the youth and alternative 
methods portions statewide and 
the urban zones portion in open 
counties: 

1 . Deer permittees may only use 
methods allowed for deer. 

2. Small game permittees may 
only use methods allowed for 
small game. 

(D) Resident landowners and lessees 
on qualifying land are not required 
to have any permit and may use 
any method to take feral hogs 
throughout the year. 

3 CSR 10-7.434 Deer: Landowner 
Privileges 

(1) Resident landowners and lessees 
as outlined in the Fall Deer & Turkey 
Regulations andlnformation booklet can 
obtain no-cost deer hunting permits 
from any permit vendor. 

(A) Those with five (5) or more 
continuous acres can each receive 
one (1) Resident Landowner Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit, one 
(1) Resident Landowner Archer's 




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wildlife Code of Missouri (continued) 



Hunting Permit, and, if property is in 
a county in wfiicii Arcfiery Antlerless 
Deer Hunting Permits can be used, 
two (2) Resident Landowner Arciiery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

(B) In addition to the permits listed in 
subsection (1)(A), those with seventy- 
five (75) or more acres located in a 
single county or at least seventy- 
five (75) continuous acres bisected 
by a county boundary can receive 
a maximum of two (2) Resident 
Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permits. Landowners with at 
least seventy-five (75) acres in more 
than one county must comply with 
landowner antlerless deer limits for 
each county. 

(2) All landowner deer hunting permits 
are valid only on qualifying property. 

(3) All landowners and lessees who take 
deer on landowner permits may also 
purchase and fill other deer hunting 
permits but must abide by seasons, 
limits, and restrictions. A landowner or 
lessee may take only one (1 ) antlered 
deer during the firearms deer hunting 
season. A landowner or lessee may take 
only two (2) antlered deer during the 
archery deer hunting season except that 
only one (1 ) antlered deer may be taken 
prior to the November portion of the 
firearms deer hunting season. 

(4) Persons defined as landowners 
include: 

(A) General partners of partnerships; 





(B) Officers of resident or foreign 
corporations; 

(C) Officers or managing members of 
resident limited liability companies; 
and 

(D) Officers of benevolent 
associations organized pursuant to 
Chapter 352 of the Revised Statutes of 
Missouri. 

3 CSR 10-7.435 Deer: Special Harvest 
Provisions 

(1 ) Only antlerless deer and antlered 
deer with at least one (1 ) antler having 
at least four (4) antler points may 

be taken in the counties of Andrew, 
Atchison, Audrain, Barton, Bates, Benton, 
Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, 
Camden, Carroll, the portion of Cass 
County not included in the Kansas City 
urban zone. Cedar, Clark, Clinton, Cole, 
Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, the portion of 
Franklin County not included in the St. 
Louis urban zone. Gasconade, Gentry, 
Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, 
Howard, the portion of Jefferson County 
not included in the St. Louis urban zone, 
Johnson, Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, 
Livingston, Maries, Marion, Mercer, 
Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, 
Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, 
Pike, the portion of Platte County not 
included in the Kansas City urban zone, 
Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Ray, Saline, 
Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Clair, Ste. 
Genevieve, Vernon, Warren, and Worth. 
No other antlered deer may be taken. 

(A) An antler point is at least one inch 
(1 ") long from base to tip. 

(B) The end of the main beam is a 
point. 

(2) These special provisions apply to all 
deer hunting seasons and permittees, 
except during the youth portions of the 
firearms deer hunting season. 

3 CSR 10-7.436 Deer: Managed Hunts 

Additional deer may be taken at special 
managed deer hunts established 
annually by the department. 
A person may apply for and participate 
in only one (1 ) managed deer hunt 



during a permit year except that 
persons permanently confined to a 
wheelchair may participate in more 
than one (1 ) hunt. Persons selected to 
participate must purchase a Resident 
or Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting 
Permit and abide by rules established for 
the hunt. 

3 CSR 10-7.437 Deer: Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit Availability 

(1) Archery Deer Hunting Season. 

(A) Resident and Nonresident Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits are 
not valid in the counties of: Butler, 
Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New 
Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, 
and Stoddard. 

(2) Firearms Deer Hunting Season. 

(A) Resident and Nonresident 
Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits are not valid in the counties 
of: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, 
Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, 
Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, 
Reynolds, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne 
except that resident landowners 
and lessees with seventy five (75) 

or more acres can each receive one 
(1) Resident Landowner Firearms 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit. 

(B) Only one (1 ) Resident or 
Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit per person may be 
filled in the counties of: Barry, Barton, 
the portion of Christian County not 
included in the Springfield urban 
zone, Crawford, Dade, Dent, Douglas, 
the portion of Franklin County not 
included in the St. Louis urban zone, 
Jasper, the portion of Jefferson 
County not included in the St. Louis 
urban zone, Lawrence, Maries, 
McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Perry, 
Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Ripley, Shannon, 
St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, 
Taney, Texas, Washington, Webster, 
and Wright. 

(C) Any number of Resident or 
Nonresident Firearms Antlerless 
Deer Hunting Permits may be filled 
in the counties of: Adair, Andrew, 



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Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Benton, 
Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, 
Cannden, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, 
Chariton, the portion of Christian 
County included in the Springfield 
urban zone, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, 
Cooper, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, 
the portion of Franklin County 
included in the St. Louis urban zone. 
Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, 
Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, 
Howard, Howell, Jackson, the portion 
of Jefferson County included in the 
St. Louis urban zone, Johnson, Knox, 
Laclede, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, 
Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, 
Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, 
Montgomery, Morgan, Nodaway, 
Oregon, Osage, Pettis, Pike, Platte, 
Putnann, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, St. 
Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Saline, 
Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan, 
Vernon, Warren, and Worth. 

3 CSR 10-7.438 Deer: Regulations for 
Department Areas 

Deer nnay be hunted on lands owned or 
leased by the departnnent and on lands 
nnanaged by the departnnent under 
cooperative agreennent as authorized 
in the current Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting 
Regulations andlnfornnation booklet, 
which is incorporated in this Code by 
reference. This booklet is published 
annually in August by, and a printed 
copy can be obtained from, the Missouri 
Department of Conservation, PO Box 
1 80, Jefferson City, MO 65 1 02-01 80 
and is also available online at www. 
missouriconservation.org. This rule 
does not incorporate any subsequent 
amendments or additions. 

3 CSR 1 0-7.455 Turkeys: Seasons, 
Methods, Limits 

(l)Turkeys maybe pursued, taken, 
killed, possessed, or transported only as 
permitted in this rule. 

(A) Spring Season. Spring season 
annually will begin on the third 
Monday in April. A person possessing 
the prescribed turkey hunting 
permit may take turkeys according 



to the season length and bag 
limit established annually by the 
Conservation Commission. Turkeys 
may be taken only by shotgun, 
with shot no larger than No. 4, or 
bow, without the use of dogs, bait, 
electronic calls, or live decoys, from 
one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise 
to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time 
(CDT). Possession of electronic calls 
or shotshells loaded with shot larger 
than No. 4 is prohibited while hunting 
turkeys. 

(B) Fall Firearms Season. Fall season 
annually will be October 1 through 
October 31 . A person possessing the 
prescribed turkey hunting permit 
may take two (2) turkeys of either 
sex during the season. Turkeys may 
be taken only by shotgun, with shot 
no larger than No. 4, or bow, without 
the use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, 
or live decoys; from one-half (1/2) 
hour before sunrise to sunset in all 
counties except: Dunklin, McDonald, 
Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, 
Pemiscot, and Scott. Possession 
of electronic calls or shotshells 
loaded with shot larger than No. 4 is 
prohibited while hunting turkeys. A 
person, while in the act of pursuing 
or hunting turkey on a fall firearms 
permit, shall not have both a firearm 
and bow on his/her person with 
the following exceptions (Firearms 
possessed under these exceptions 
may not be used to take wildlife 
while hunting with a bow. Proof of 



this exception must be carried while 
hunting.): 

1 . Any person who has been 
issued a concealed carry 
endorsement on a driver license 
or non-driver license and such 
endorsement or license has 
not been suspended, revoked, 
canceled, or denied may carry 
concealed firearms on or about 
his/her person while hunting; and 

2. Any qualified law enforcement 
officer or qualified retired law 
enforcement officer as defined 
in the Federal Law Enforcement 
Officers Safety Act (1 8 USC 296B or 
1 8 USC 296C) may carry concealed 
firearms on or about his/her 
person while hunting. 

(C) Fall Archery Season. A person 
possessing the prescribed archer's 
hunting permit may take two (2) 
turkeys of either sex from September 
1 5 through January 1 5, excluding 
the dates of the November portion 
of the firearms deer season. Turkeys 
may be taken only by bows and 
atlatl; without the use of dogs, bait, 
electronic calls, or live decoys; from 
one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise to 
one-half (1/2) hour after sunset. An 
archer, while in the act of pursuing or 
hunting turkey on an archer's permit, 
shall not have a firearm on his/her 
person with the following exceptions 
(Firearms possessed under these 
exceptions may not be used to take 




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wildlife while hunting with a bow. 
Proof of this exception nnust be 
carried while hunting.): 

1 . Any person who has been 
issued a concealed carry 
endorsennent on a driver license 
or non-driver license and such 
endorsennent or license has 
not been suspended, revoked, 
canceled, or denied nnay carry 
concealed firearnns on or about 
his/her person while hunting; and 

2. Any qualified law enforcennent 
officer or qualified retired law 
enforcennent officer as defined 
in the Federal Law Enforcement 
Officers Safety Act (1 8 USC 296B or 
1 8 USC 296C) may carry concealed 
firearms on or about his/her 
person while hunting. Possession 
of electronic calls is prohibited 
while hunting turkeys. 

(D) Youth Spring Season. The two 
(2)-day youth spring season will 
begin annually on the Saturday 
nine (9) days prior to the Monday 
opening of the spring season, except 
that when the youth season would 
overlap with Easter weekend the 




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season will open on the Saturday 
prior to Easter weekend. Any person 
possessing the prescribed turkey 
hunting permit and who is at least 
six (6) but not older than fifteen (1 5) 
years of age on the opening day of 
the youth spring season may take 
only one (1 ) male turkey or turkey 
with visible beard during the youth 
spring season. A turkey harvested 
during the youth spring season 
will count towards an individual's 
spring season bag limit; individuals 
hunting under the prescribed turkey 
hunting permit may not harvest a 
second bird during the first week of 
the spring season. Turkeys may be 
taken only by shotgun with shot no 
larger than No. 4, or bow, without the 
use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, or 
live decoys, from one-half (1/2) hour 
before sunrise to sunset. Possession 
of electronic calls or shotshells 
loaded with shot larger than No. 4 is 
prohibited while hunting turkeys. 

(2) Hunters who take a turkey shall void 
their permit immediately by notching 
the month and date of harvest. The 
voided permit shall be attached to the 
turkey. Turkeys may be possessed and 
transported only by the taker until 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System. All turkeys taken 
shall be accurately reported through the 
Telecheck Harvest Reporting System by 

1 0:00 p.m. on the day taken by the taker 
or in the taker's immediate presence. 
The Telecheck confirmation number 
shall be recorded immediately on the 
turkey hunting permit as indicated on 
the permit. The head and plumage of 
the turkey shall remain intact until the 
turkey is reported through theTelecheck 
Harvest Reporting System. All turkeys 
shall be reported through theTelecheck 
Harvest Reporting System prior to 
processing or being removed from the 
state. 

(3) Bait shall mean grain or other feed 
placed or scattered so as to constitute an 
attraction or enticement to turkeys. An 
area shall be considered baited for ten 



(10) days following complete removal of 
the bait. 

(4) Each permit holder hunting with a 
shotgun shall first affix an approved 
safety sticker to the receiver of his/her 
gun where it will be in his/her line of 
sight when shooting, and maintain the 
sticker on the gun when hunting. 

(5) A resident landowner or lessee as 
defined in 3 CSR 10-20.805, possessing a 
landowner turkey hunting permit, may 
take and possess turkeys in accordance 
with this rule on his/her land or, in the 
case of the lessee, on the land on which 
s/he resides and shall report the turkeys 
through theTelecheck Harvest Reporting 
System as required in this rule. 

(6) Any person who kills or injures any 
wild turkey shall make a reasonable 
effort to retrieve the turkey and include 
it in his/her season limit. 

(7) Turkeys (or parts thereof) reported 
in accordance with established 
procedures, when labeled with the 
full name, address, and confirmation 
number of the taker, may be possessed, 
transported, given away, and stored by 
anyone. 

(8) In accordance with section 270.400, 
RSMo feral hogs (any hog, including 
Russian and European wild boar, that 
is not conspicuously identified by ear 
tags or other forms of identification 
and is roaming freely upon public or 
private lands without the landowner's 
permission) may be taken in any number 
during the spring firearms turkey season 
and youth spring season only by the 
holder of a valid unused turkey hunting 
permit and only by methods and times 
prescribed for taking turkeys. During the 
fall firearms turkey season, feral hogs 
may be taken only by the holder of a 
valid, unused turkey hunting permit or 

a small game hunting permit and only 
by methods prescribed in Chapter 7 
for taking wildlife and without the use 
of bait. Other restrictions may apply 
on public lands. Resident landowners 
or lessees as defined in this Code may 
take feral hogs on their own property at 
any time, by any method, and without 
permit. 



52 



Jefferson City — Central Standard Time'' 





Sept. 


2012 


Oct. 


2012 


Nov. 


2012 


Dec. 


2012 


Jan. 


2013 






Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 


Rise 


Set 




DAY 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 


A.M. 


P.M. 




1 
2 
3 


6:38 
6:39 
6:40 
6:41 
6:42 


7:38 
7:36 
7:35 
7:33 
7:32 


7:05 
7:06 
7:07 
7:08 
7:09 


6:51 
6:49 
6:48 
6:46 
6:45 


7:36 
7:37 
7:38 


6:08 
6:07 
6:06 


7:08 
7:09 
7:10 
7:11 
7:12 


4:48 
4:48 
4:48 
4:47 
4:47 


7:26 
7:27 
7:27 
7:27 
7:27 


4:59 
5:00 
5:00 
5:01 
5:02 


These tables are for Jefferson 
City and points on the same 
longitude north and south. 


4 
5 


6:39 
6:40 


5:05 
5:04 


For locations east, subtract 
one minute for each 1 3.5 
miles of airline distance. 
For locations west, add one 
minute for each 13.5 miles. 
For example, St. Louis is 1 06 
miles east: subtract 8 minutest- 
Kansas City is 1 33 miles west: 


6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


6:43 
6:44 
6:45 
6:45 
6:46 


7:30 
7:29 
7:27 
7:26 
7:24 


7:10 
7:11 
7:12 
7:12 
7:13 


6:43 
6:42 
6:40 
6:39 
6:37 


6:41 
6:42 
6:44 
6:45 
6:46 


5:03 
5:02 
5:01 
5:00 
4:59 


7:12 
7:13 
7:14 
7:15 
7:16 


4:47 
4:47 
4:47 
4:48 
4:48 


7:27 
7:27 
7:27 
7:26 
7:26 


5:03 
5:04 
5:05 
5:06 
5:07 


11 


6:47 


7:22 


7:14 


6:36 


6:47 


4:58 


7:17 


4:48 


7:26 


5:08 


add 10 minutes. 


12 
13 


6:48 
6:49 


7:21 
7:19 


7:15 
7:16 


6:34 
6:33 


6:48 
6:49 


4:58 
4:57 


7:17 
7:18 


4:48 
4:48 


7:26 
7:25 


5:09 
5:10 


To find the sunrise and sunset 


14 


6:50 


7:18 


7:17 


6:31 


6:50 


4:56 


7:19 


4:49 


7:25 


5:11 


times in your area, visit 


15 


6:51 


7:16 


7:18 


6:30 


6:51 


4:55 


7:19 


4:49 


7:25 


5:12 


www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/ 
astronomical-applications. 


16 


6:52 


7:14 


7:19 


6:28 


6:52 


4:55 


7:20 


4:49 


7:24 


5:13 


17 


6:52 


7:13 


7:20 


6:27 


6:53 


4:54 


7:21 


4:50 


7:24 


5:14 




18 


6:53 


7:11 


7:21 


6:26 


6:55 


4:53 


7:21 


4:50 


7:24 


5:15 




19 


6:54 


7:10 


7:22 


6:24 


6:56 


4:53 


7:22 


4:50 


7:23 


5:16 




20 


6:55 


7:08 


7:23 


6:23 


6:57 


4:52 


7:22 


4:51 


7:23 


5:18 




21 


6:56 


7:06 


7:24 


6:22 


6:58 


4:52 


7:23 


4:51 


7:22 


5:19 




22 


6:57 


7:05 


7:25 


6:20 


6:59 


4:51 


7:23 


4:52 


7:21 


5:20 




23 


6:58 


7:03 


7:26 


6:19 


7:00 


4:51 


7:24 


4:52 


7:21 


5:21 




24 


6:59 


7:02 


7:27 


6:18 


7:01 


4:50 


7:24 


4:53 


7:20 


5:22 




25 


7:00 


7:00 


7:29 


6:16 


7:02 


4:50 


7:25 


4:54 


7:20 


5:23 




26 


7:00 


6:59 


7:30 


6:15 


7:03 


4:49 


7:25 


4:54 


7:19 


5:24 




27 


7:01 


6:57 


7:31 


6:14 


7:04 


4:49 


7:25 


4:55 


7:18 


5:25 




28 


7:02 


6:55 


7:32 


6:13 


7:05 


4:49 


7:26 


4:56 


7:17 


5:27 




29 


7:03 


6:54 


7:33 


6:12 


7:06 


4:48 


7:26 


4:56 


7:17 


5:28 




30 


7:04 


6:52 


7:34 


6:10 


7:07 


4:48 


7:26 


4:57 


7:16 


5:29 




31 




sunset fr 


7:35 
om Sept 


6:09 
1 to Nov 




7:26 


4:58 


7:15 


5:30 




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53 



Season 


Dates 


Locations 


Methods 


Required to wear 
hunter orange 


Archery Deer and Turkey 


Sept. 1 5-Nov. 9 

Nov. 21, 201 2-Jan. 15,2013 


Statewide 


1,2 


In open areas during the urban 
zones, youth and antlerless portions 


Firearms Deer 
Urban Zones Portion 


Oct. 5-8 


Seepages 16-17 
for zones 


1,2,3,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 


Firearms Turkey 


Oct. 1-31 


In 107 counties 
See Page 14 


1,8 


Oct. 5-8 in areas open during urban 
zones portion 


Firearms Deer 
Early Youth Portion 


Nov. 3-4 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
November Portion 


Nov. 10-20 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
Antlerless Portion 


Nov. 21 -Dec. 2 


See Page 18 


1,2,3,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 


Firearms Deer Alternative 
Methods Portion 


Dec. 15-25 


Statewide 


1,2,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
Late Youth Portion 


Dec. 29-30 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4,5, 
6,7 


Yes 



Methods 

1. Long, compound or recurve bow 

2. Atlatl 

3. Centerfire rifle or shotgun (including .41 0) with slugs only 

4. Centerfire pistol or revolver 



5. Air-powered gun (see definition on Page 1 5) 

6. Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearm .40 caliber or 
larger capable of firing only a single projectile 

7. Crossbow 

8. Shotgun only with shot not larger than No. 4 



What's new for 201 2? 



■ 
I 



I 



" Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has 
been found in white-tailed deer 
in north-central Missouri. To slow 
the spread of CWD, a containment 
zone has been established, new 
regulations have been enacted, 
and hunters are urged to follow 
voluntary guidelines. See Page 2. 

^ Salt products, minerals and 
other consumable natural or 
manufactured products used to 
attract deer are now prohibited 
in the CWD Containment Zone 
of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, 
Randolph and Sullivan counties. 
See Page 3. 

► To slow the spread of CWD, 
counties in the CWD Containment 
Zone (Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, 
Randolph and Sullivan) no longer 
have an antler-point restriction. 
See Page 3. 




► To offer hunters more 
opportunities during the 
muzzleloader portion of the 
firearms deer season, additional 
hunting methods are now allowed. 
These include archery methods, 
crossbows, atlatls, handguns 

and air-powered guns. The 
muzzleloader portion has been 
renamed "alternative methods 
portion" to better reflect this 
change. See Page 18. 

► Atlatls can now be used during 
archery deer and turkey season. 
See Page 13. 

► Hunters with developmental 
disabilities who have taken a 
hunter-education course but failed 
to pass the certification tests may 
now purchase firearms permits 
after obtaining an eligibility 
statement from the Department. 



They must carry this statement as 
proof of their disability and hunt 
in the immediate presence of a 
properly licensed hunter age 1 8 
or older who is hunter-education 
certified or exempt by age. 

► Any member of the U.S. military 
currently assigned as a patient 
to a Warrior Transition Brigade, 
Warrior Transition Unit or a 
military medical center may now 
purchase Missouri resident permits 
regardless of where they live. See 
Page 26. 

► New managed deer hunts have 
been added and others have been 
modified. See pages 20-25. 

► Deer and/or turkey hunting 
regulations have changed for 
several conservation areas. See 
pages 38-46. 

E00602 2012